Riding along the beautiful shores of Roatan, Honduras, on a snorkeling tour was the best way to spend our first port of call on my and my husband’s honeymoon. I wanted to capture the stark contrast of the crisp, white paint of the sleek boats with the crystal clear, deep blue waters surrounding the reef.
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.