Refugee School Children

A few years ago when I lived in Texas, two brothers from a war-stricken country in Africa attended our small group for a time. In hearing their story about living in a refugee camp for years, their heart for the education of children burned passionately, even after they had made it to safety. This painting is my reflection on their story, honoring the sweet children who are so eager to learn and continue living their lives despite their circumstances.

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Oil on Canvas


20 x 48


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.