This work, based on a photo, is the result of converting the subject matter into a series of shapes, and assigning each shape a color. I wanted to maintain the compositional interest without focusing on any specific individual in the crowd. In this way, the work can be solely about the tension, interaction, and relationships of one color to the next. Of course, you don't need to be a coffee drinker to hang this on your wall! The sides are painted brown, and it arrives wired and ready to hang.

- Robert Hofherr

At the Coffee Bar

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas
Finished edges
Ready to hang

Signed on front

22" h x 28" w x 1.37" d
2 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.