This woman turns her face, concealing herself from exposure to the light. Maybe she is hurting, maybe ashamed. She tries to swallow herself up in bulky clothing, but the light is coming. She cannot remain hidden for long.
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.