In this work, even color takes a back seat to the expressive power of the paint itself, applied thickly and with almost abandon. The palette is bold, with the street and sidewalk made up of a series of contrasting hues. The red brick contrasts with the green of the shutters and the window boxes. The composition consists of two strong verticals set against the street and sidewalk, which are tilted radically upwards to create visual tension

- Robert Hofherr

A Street in Beacon Hill

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas
Finished edges
Ready to hang

Signed on front

24" h x 30" w x .75" d
2 lbs. 6 oz.



Robert Hofherr
Belcamp, Maryland

Getting to Know Robert

Robert Hofherr avoids depicting a landscape exactly as he sees it or as the viewer might expect. Instead, he enjoys reimagining landscapes and painting his pieces indoors at a fairly rapid pace. The works of French Fauve artists Maurice de Vlaminck and André Derain initially got him interested in painting, and also influenced his decision to not use grey in his works. During his free time he enjoys spending time with his kids, walking his dogs and taking road trips to out-of-way places in the mid-Atlantic region. He currently lives in Maryland.