This rendition of a Lancaster, Pennsylvania side street takes the original reference photo and distills it into a series of colored blocks. Robert's rationale for the assignment of color of these blocks is based on various tonal relationships and the need for contrast or harmony in each specific instance. The almost complete lack of detail aids in creating a work which comes close to being abstract despite its representative origins. The sides of the gallery wrapped canvas are painted brown.

- Robert Hofherr

A Street in Lancaster

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas
Finished edges
Ready to hang

Signed on front

24" h x 30" w x 1.37" d
4 lbs. 0 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.