This bride traveled far and wide for the perfectly designed wedding gown to adorn herself for her expectant groom. I had the honor of painting live during the couple’s wedding at P. Allen Smith’s Moss Mountain Farm. For obvious reasons, one of the bride’s favorite elements of her wedding was the extravagant floral arch, so we chose to capture this moment in a painting to keep as a favorite memory on their wedding day.
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.