This study of the tiny harbor in Frenchboro, Maine relies on color and almost casual suggestions of form to create a work that retains its visual energy. The Fauvist influence is especially evident in the heightened color palette. The composition is dominated by the large pine in the left foreground, rendered in thick slashes of green and violet. Some of the most effective color use must be the water itself, which progresses from lavender to turquoise in a relatively short span. The sides of the gallery-wrapped canvas are painted brown, and the piece comes ready to hang.

- Robert Hofherr

Harbor in Frenchboro, Maine

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front

20" h x 30" w x 1.37" d
3 lbs. 8 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.