Central Park is the perfect juxtaposition of nature and urban landscapes. The frozen pond glows slightly teal around the edges, adding a touch of frozen color to a winter wonderland. The tree branches dramatically droop over the top of the canvas, carrying the eye from one side of the pond to the other.
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.