As suggested by the palette, this is an autumnal piece.  The bridge and its reflection are centered but positioned in the middle distance. Some of the most expressive brushwork occurs in the foreground, in which loose and energetic strokes of color merely imply rather than illustrate the vegetation lining the river. The overall feel is earthy and powerful, suggesting a season in transition. The sides of the gallery wrapped canvas are painted brown, and the piece arrives ready to hang.

- Robert Hofherr

Bridge in Southern Pennsylvania

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.