Sunset in St. Tropez

During our cruise of the Mediterranean coast, we took a stop in Saint Tropez, a beautiful, high end coastal town in southern France. My husband and I, with his family, took a short hike to a fort at the top of a hill overlooking the town and coastline. The hazy atmosphere created pale yellows and oranges in the sky, repeated in the pastel buildings and terra cotta tile roofs across the landscape. I was also struck by the boats, yachts, and ships scattering the bay, enjoying another beautiful day on the Mediterranean.

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Oil on Canvas


12 x 16




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.