This work is a view of the southern end of the bridge over the C&D Canal in Chesapeake City, Maryland, an historic mill town. The source photo was taken late in the day, creating strong, graphic shadows and dramatic color contrasts, further accentuated in the final piece. The brushwork is energetic, resulting in an image less about reality than a "snapshot" of a particular time of day in an interesting place. The sides of the gallery wrapped canvas are painted brown, and the painting arrives ready to hang.

- Robert Hofherr

Chesapeake City Bridge

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas
Signed on front

30" h x 30" w x 1.37" d
3 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.