This expressive rendering of a small part of the Morris Arboretum makes use of bold colors and highly energetic paint handling to create a piece with lots of visual impact. Most of the color was applied with fairly wide, flat brushes, enabling the freshness and spontaneity to remain evident. Small bolts of warm color help to balance against the mostly cool palette of blues, greens and teal. The sides of the gallery wrapped canvas are painted a complementary brown.

- Robert Hofherr

Morris Arboretum, Philadelphia

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas
Finished edges
Ready to hang

Signed on front

22" h x 28" w x 1.37" d
2 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.