Fort Worth has so many special features that make it unique among cities. One of those is the Fort Worth Cattle Drive that happens twice a day through the streets of the Historic Stockyards. The longhorns rest and lounge in a corral in between their march down the street. In this plein air painting, the vivid colors of the longhorns jump out against the neutral dirt reflecting the light of an overcast sky above.
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.