St. Tropez Cafe

While walking through the quaint streets of St. Tropez on the coast of southern France, I happened upon this little cafe underneath a canopy of bougainvillea. The warm clay color of the building reverberated around that whole cove, bouncing up onto the other stone surfaces. The angles of the stairs and rooftops give interest to the layout of the painting.

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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.