This work is dominated by the immense cloud of steam which envelopes the train and gives the piece its title. The surroundings—platforms, track, and lampposts—serve to direct the eye into the center, where the steam is treated with thick paint in an almost solid manner. Moderate detail adds the the feeling of place, and the palette is bold without becoming garish or extreme. This painting is on gallery wrapped canvas with finished brown edges. It comes ready to hang.

- Robert Hofherr

The Power of Steam

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.