In this work, a rather dull source photo is given the full Fauve treatment of lavish color, minimal detail, and expressive paint handling. The foreground and sky are explorations of color and texture, leaving the home and trees to provide the only real representational elements in the piece. The path to the house has been tilted upwards in false perspective, creating a bit of visual ambiguity. The sides are painted brown, and it comes ready to hang.

- Robert Hofherr

On the Edge of Town

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.