The Grandkids

Eleven grandkids and counting! This family of eight children is now onto growing the next generation. I was privileged to paint this portrait for the grandparents of these little ones who started it all. At the time my friend asked me to start thinking about a painting, one of the babies had not yet been born, and three of them lived on another continent! We worked together with all the siblings to create this composition, resembling the yard and swing at their grandparents’ house.

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Oil on Canvas


36 x 48


Kristen Hess

Meet Kristen Hess

Inspired by beautiful colors and light, Kristen’s artwork reflects the discoveries she makes in studying God’s creation. As a follower of Jesus, Kristen takes joy in internalizing and recreating the world around her. When Kristen is not painting, she may be cooking, enjoying life with her husband, playing any kind of games or sports, and daydreaming about traveling the world.