This study of a large derelict home uses bold color and energetic brushwork to create a lively image. The house is seen through a screen of thin, mostly bare trees, which essentially helps to define the foreground-to-middle ground relationship. Although the house is in ruins, there is sufficient detail in the windows and doorways to give a rough sense of the basic architectural style. For those who appreciate the past, this work is a colorful, updated take on a piece of our history. The wrapped edges of the canvas are painted brown, and it comes ready to hang.

- Robert Hofherr

Somewhere in the Catskills

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front

24" h x 30" w x .75" 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.