Poppies have so much personality in their shape, color, and how they whimsically dance in the wind. This painting uses vibrant greens to make the bright red poppies stand out in the foreground, but a sense of depth is created as the poppy field recedes into the haze of the background.
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.