This expressionist landscape is rendered primarily in large, flat strokes of color for the purpose of creating a work in which the act of painting is far more important than the specific subject matter. The source photo, with its range of hues and contrasts, lended itself perfectly to this Fauvist treatment. The larger canvas size ensures that this is a statement work. The sides of the gallery-wrapped canvas are painted brown.

- Robert Hofherr

The Roof of England

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas
Finished edges
Ready to hang

Signed on front

30" h x 40" w x 1.37" 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.