It has been said that Lisbon and San Fransisco are sister cities. They both have hills that roll right into the bay, they have a red suspension bridge, rich culture, and amazing weather for most of the year. But if you look closely in this painting, you will see that Lisbon has a unique landmark. It is a smaller version of the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio!
One of my favorite things about the Mediterranean is the deep blues of the water contrasted with the crisp, bright whites of boats and buildings along the waters.
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.