Inspired by a forgotten black and white image, this work is an homage to some of Andre Derain's series of London paintings. The color palette here isn't quite as bold or intense as his, but I tried to make use of similarly energetic brushwork and rendering style. This view from almost overhead adds drama to the composition. This painting is on gallery wrapped canvas with finished brown edges. It comes ready to hang.

- Robert Hofherr

Freighter with Tugs

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front

24" h x 36" w x 1.37" d
3 lbs. 2 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.