This woman has her hair pulled back; she is ready to work and attack the day. She feels confident in herself. Her eyes are alive with life, and she joyfully faces her day. The blue of her eyes and scarf is crisp, creating the energy of a cool, crisp morning. It is with that energy that she will conquer her day.

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Oil on Canvas


16 x 20




Kristen Hess

Meet Kristen Hess

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.