Gateway of India

The Gateway of India in the heart of downtown Mumbai attracts thousands of tourists and vendors every day, even during monsoon season. There is relief from the typical greys and dusty atmosphere when the rain comes, saturating more purples and blues into the bricks of the plaza.

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Oil on Canvas


22 x 28




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.