Our Favorite Smile

A grandmother’s favorite picture of her granddaughter is a prized possession. In a painting, I am able to take the elements she treasures and play them up, bringing in beautiful colors and light that may not be present in a photograph. The girl’s smile and joyful spirit are captured during the fleeting toddler phase of her life.

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Oil on Canvas
Kristen Hess

Meet Kristen Hess

Inspired by beautiful colors and light, Kristen’s artwork reflects the discoveries she makes in studying God’s creation. As a follower of Jesus, Kristen takes joy in internalizing and recreating the world around her. When Kristen is not painting, she may be cooking, enjoying life with her husband, playing any kind of games or sports, and daydreaming about traveling the world.