: Kathleen Hession

Kathleen Hession is a landscape painter and lives in Western Massachusetts. Emphasizing mood and shadow, her work is influenced by the American Tonalist painters. Her paintings are about the quiet time of the day, before dawn and the last minutes before dusk and creates paintings of intimate vistas that are familiar yet mysterious.

¬†“I closely watch the sky, clouds, the hues of the sunset and moods of the moon from my studio window. Framed by the Holyoke Mountains with a distant view of the Summit House, it confirms the traditional belief that there is wisdom in nature. This view from my home on Rustlewood Ridge inspires me to paint everyday.”