This work is a very simple, decorative, almost abstract rendition of a creek near my home. I reduced the compositional elements to basic shapes of mostly flat color. Not what one would see, but what one might imagine of a typical creek in the woods anywhere. The sides are painted brown, and the work comes ready to hang.

- Robert Hofherr

Deer Creek

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front

24" h x 30" 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.