Hair can be just as expressive as clothing. The natural contours of this woman’s hair accentuate the curved features of her profile. The movement in her hair reaches forward, much like her fixed gaze of determination. She acts with purpose, intentional in her steps forward.
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.