In this depiction of an Irish mansion, only the merest hint of detail exists, leaving bold blocks of color to create the visual experience. The house itself and the path near it are both distorted and tilted upward, to add interest and create a visual play on normal perspective. The various lines of trees, lawn and even cloud formations become elements that intersect the house at various points, essentially framing it within a sort of vortex. Consider this a modern rendition of a very traditional subject. The sides of the gallery-wrapped canvas are painted brown, and it arrives wired and ready to hang.

- Robert Hofherr

Big House Near Carlow

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front

22" h x 28" w x 1.37" d
2 lbs. 8 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.