Think of this piece as a Fauvist update of a formal garden scene. The perspective has been altered radically by flattening the picture plane in order to focus attention on the flowers in the center. The angle of the roof corresponds to the hedge below, and the trees on the horizon are treated almost casually. The textured surface of the canvas gives the piece the feeling of a much older work.

- Robert Hofherr

Spring Has Sprung

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas
Finished edges
Ready to hang

Signed on front

24" h x 30" w x 1.37" d
2 lbs. 4 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.