This painting demonstrates how color can infuse a work even when the circumstances (cloudy weather and low light) would seem to suggest otherwise. In lieu of using gray, many of the tones are fairly strong colors, but used in smaller areas. Larger sections (the sky and the large wall at right) mute the strong colors with the addition of white. Even so, viewing the work as a whole would show a piece in which color is a dominant element. The sides are painted brown, and it comes ready to hang.

- Robert Hofherr

View of an Alley

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas
Finished edges
Ready to hang

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.