Longhofer’s paintings, ranging from cityscapes, portraits and narrative figure studies, are a chronicle of both places he has seen or imagined. His contemporary realistic approach draws on a painterly tradition.
Landscapes, cityscapes, and the human figure motivate me as a painter. The urban landscape has qualities of contemporary life; man-made lighting juxtaposed to the natural sky. Living in the Panhandle influences my work, and I’ve come across all kinds of characters here; some are the inspiration for my narratives in my subject matter. Examining Art History again has given me the heart to observe and create work about artists who came before me.