Riverside Villa

This riverside villa is one of many homes situated along the Ticino River in Sesto Calende, Italy. The warm, gentle light of sunset creates beautiful greens in the trees, and reds and yellows of the house. As the treetops catch the last rays of sun, the rest of the landscape is relieved by the coolness of the shadows.

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Oil on Canvas


24 x 36




Kristen Hess

Meet Kristen Hess

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.