The Shore of the Tocantins River

Deep in the remote jungle of the Amazon region, the shore of the Tocantins River has become home to many Brazilians, living off the abundance of the rain forest. To get from village to village, Brazilians travel up and down the river in these tiny boats. The warm greens of the sand and river contrast the cool, tropical greens of the açaí and other palm trees.

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Oil on Canvas


8 x 10


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.