Villa in Saint Tropez

On the short hike up the hill in Saint Tropez to watch the sunset over the Mediterranean coast, we passed this beautiful white villa glowing in the sun in the midst of the dark green foliage filling the gardens surrounding the home. I was struck by the intensity of the colors at dusk and the dramatic shape of the shadows across the lawn.

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Oil on Canvas


8 x 16




Kristen Hess

Meet Kristen Hess

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.