Despite the title, the only water in the piece is the Susquehanna river, almost invisible behind the trees at the right. Fishing Creek is one of the small roads that follow the river at this point in southern York county, PA. The Fauve influence is evident in the color palette, simplified rendering style, and the frenetic brushwork. Because of its size, this is definitely a statement work that could fill a space with color. The sides are painted brown, and it arrives wired and ready to hang.

- Robert Hofherr

Fishing Creek

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas
Finished edges
Ready to hang

Signed on front

30" h x 40" w x .75" d
3 lbs. 14 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.