This work is a colorful update of a placid country scene. The viaduct gives the composition its dominant horizontal, and the arch shape is then repeated in the clouds, walls and hedges, and some trees in the foreground. The river bisects the work vertically, and "funnels" some of the tones used in the clouds into the rest of the piece. Detail is minimal, in favor of energetic paint handling. This painting is on gallery wrapped canvas with finished brown edges. It comes ready to hang.

- Robert Hofherr

Distant Viaduct

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front

24" h x 30" w x .75" 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.