Saint Nick shows off a jolly face, suited up and ready for the season. The gleam in his eyes is quite playful as he peers up from the spectacles on the tip of his nose. His skin shines with soft pinks in his cheeks, the tip of his nose, and his lower lip peaking our from under his bushy mustache.
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.