In this work, an ordinary rural scene gets the full Fauve treatment: bold colors, expressive paint handling, and simplified rendering style. The telephone pole in the foreground bisects the composition in the center, and creates a strong vertical. The visual plane of the road is tilted upward, creating a more pleasing curved element. With much of the foreground in shadow, the eye is drawn to the middle left center of the piece, where the strong light bursts from behind the trees and houses on the left. The wrapped sides of the canvas are painted brown, and it comes wired and ready to hang.

- Robert Hofherr

Long and Winding Road

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front

24" h x 30" w x 1.37" d
3 lbs. 0 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.