Inspired primarily by the landscapes of Jawlensky, the key to this composition is the curve of the riverbank, which draws in the eye and focuses attention on the center where the brightest colors are used. My challenge was to balance large areas of flat color with some detail, without affecting the spontaneous quality of the piece. This is definitely a statement work. The sides of the gallery-wrapped canvas are painted brown, and it comes wired and ready to hang.

- Robert Hofherr

View from a Balcony

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas
Finished edges
Ready to hang

Signed on front

30" h x 30" w x 1.37" d
3 lbs. 6 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.