This study focuses less on the tracks themselves and more on the surroundings. I find something inherently interesting in some urban settings, with a myriad of shapes and colors piled on top of one another. The seemingly random nature makes for unusual visual relationships. Compositionally, the work is anchored by the building in the center, and intersected by two diagonals—the tracks at left and the green railing. Only necessary detail is included. The sides are brown, and it comes ready to hang.

- Robert Hofherr

Philly Tracks

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas
Finished edges
Ready to hang

Signed on front

22" h x 28" 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.