She is her family’s rock. Every day without fail she makes the toilsome journey to fetch water for her household. She shows mastery in the task balancing the water jar, while the folds of her sari swish along her daily path.
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.