This is a Fauvist take on light and its many effects. I was intrigued by the many shadows created by the large bare trees, and then how those basic visual elements (light, shadow, and the trees and buildings themselves) were further distorted and reinterpreted by the effect of the water's reflective capability. This is a powerful piece to brighten up any room. The painting is on gallery wrapped canvas with finished brown edges, and it comes ready to hang.

- Robert Hofherr

Shadow Play

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front

20" 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.