I was thinking of van Gogh's interior paintings when I did this, with its tilted perspective and frenetic brushwork. The work is dominated by the old-fashioned staircase in the center. Objects within the space - patrons, tables and chairs, lighting, etc. - are merely implied rather than rendered with any degree of detail. The color palette is mostly warm, in keeping with suggesting that old-fashioned feel of a cozy neighborhood watering hole. The sides are painted brown, and it comes ready to hang.

- Robert Hofherr

Public House

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas
Finished edges
Ready to hang

Signed on front

24" h x 30" w x 1.37" d
3 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.