Inspired by some of the work of Picasso and Matisse, this study of an old time string band uses stylized figures and expressive paint handling to create atmosphere. The band members are treated as individual entities, and collectively the interplay creates unusual visual tension and interesting formal relationships. Of special interest is the singer in the center, whose blue pallor and elongated face dictated the direction of this work. The sides are painted brown, and it comes ready to hang.

- Robert Hofherr

Blue Notes

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas
Finished edges
Ready to hang

Signed on front

24" h x 36" w x 1.37" d
3 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.