Praia Inglêses

Living on the coast of southern Brazil had its perks. Home to over forty beaches, Florianópolis attracts thousands of tourists and surfers every year. This beach is called Praia Inglêses, translated “English Beach.” I wanted to portray the strong light of the sunset shining its last rays on a group of local fisherman cleaning out their nets after a long day’s work.

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Oil on Canvas


9 x 12


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.