Definitely a statement work, this piece is the result of an appreciation of the landscapes of van Gogh, especially in his manner of paint handling and use of color. The composition is fairly traditional, and is dominated by the large trees in the upper left, which cast strong shadows below and help to visually frame the house in the background. The colors are intense but in keeping with those of a bright summer day. The sides are painted brown, and the gallery-wrapped canvas comes ready to hang.

- Robert Hofherr

Summer Lane

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas
Finished edges
Ready to hang

Signed on front

30" h x 40" w x 1.35" d
5 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.