A house by a bridge in the small town of Wrightsville, PA is the subject of this work. The bright sun creates strong areas of light and shadow, which I use here to accentuate the solid, architectural qualities in the composition. Detail is minimal, which allows the broad areas of color to take center stage. Think of this work as a reinterpretation of the typical small town image. The sides are painted brown, and it arrives wired and ready to hang.

The surface of my works is textured, partly from the way in which I prepare the surface, and partly due to the style of painting, with thick paint applied with energy. This is deliberate, as I want to create works in which the "hand of the artist" is evident. Soft lighting is important when hanging, enhancing the color and energy, and minimizing the surface texture.

- Robert Hofherr

Front Street

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas
Finished edges
Ready to hang

Signed on front

24" h x 30" w x .75" d
2 lbs. 6 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.