This is a snapshot of the quaint countryside on the Island of Mallorca in Spain. This Mediterranean island has farmland, historic windmills, palm trees, hot pink bougainvillea, and old stone houses. To sum up, there is so much texture in the landscape of Mallorca, reflected in the clouds, foliage, and rooftop of this painting. The shifting blues in the sky and the grey clouds touched by warm sunlight invites the viewer to feel the actual atmosphere of that country villa.
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.