Take one sleepy rural village, add a dollop of Fauvist intensity, and reduce detail to the minimum. The resulting work is an interesting example of art which straddles the line between representation and abstraction, with neither side dominating. The arch in the foreground directs the eye into the middle ground by following the road behind it, but beyond these basic elements the piece is really about form, color and texture.  This painting is on gallery wrapped canvas with finished edges. It comes ready to hang.

- Robert Hofherr

In the Hill Country

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front

24" h x 30" w x 1.37" d
2 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.