This view of a sunrise in a urban setting gets the "full on" Fauve treatment — intense color, simplified rendering style, and expressive paint handling. The trees are shown in brilliant red, a common effect of intense light I've noticed on early mornings in the cooler months. Otherwise, I let the colors dominate and/or harmonize as the situation demands

- Robert Hofherr

Sunshine Came Softly

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas
Finished edges
Ready to hang

Signed on front

22" h x 28" w x 1.37" d
2 lbs. 2 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.