The warm light and earthy colors of this painting speak to the warmth of women. Women are welcoming, a safe place, graceful and beautiful. The elegance of this woman’s posture and clothing leave you wanting her to turn to show the warmth and beauty of her countenance.
Little Rock native Kristen Hess has been taken captive by the rich colors and thick textures of oil paints since 2005. Her work combines the effect of light on her subjects with expressive brushstrokes, creating movement and depth in her pieces. Her representational style along with an extensive background in drawing come together with the atmospheric colors of the impressionists to create paintings that capture the emotion of the place or subject.