My purpose in this work was to fill the space with color, with only minimal adherence to strict representation. The entire piece is constructed around the large curve of the stream, which ends at the horizon and is bisected by the many verticals. The linear elements here are also important, as is the blue underpainting which is visible in some places. This is a landscape which has taken several steps toward abstraction. The sides are painted brown, and it comes wired and ready to hang.

- Robert Hofherr

Rites of Spring

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas
Finished edges
Ready to hang

Signed on front

24" h x 30" 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.