"Pure As The Driven Snow"

Over the years, Shelbys have been available in a multitude of color combinations, but for many enthusiasts, the striking and memorable white with blue stripes, represents the purest of the breed. At first glance, it's easily the most recognizable. In choosing the setting, I wanted to take that color scheme, one step further by 'hiding' the cars in the scene, rather than having them jump out at you. Although challenging, I thought that the best way to achieve that, was to paint white cars on a white background, and continue the stripes into the shadows cast by the trees."- MICHAEL IRVINE

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  • Limited Edition Print
  • Artist Proof with Single Remarque
  • Artist Proof with Double Remarque
  • Gallery Edition Canvas
  • Retouched Gallery Edition Canvas

About the painting

"Pure As The Driven Snow" — Shelbys Hidden in Plain Sight

For 1965 Ford Motor Company teamed up with Carroll Shelby to create one of the most recognized Mustangs ever produced — the Shelby G.T. 350. Shelby increased the Mustang's already potent 271hp 289ci engine, with an assortment of bolt-on goodies, bringing total horsepower to 306. The addition of a fiberglass hood, side-exiting exhaust, suspension upgrades and the removal of all non-essentials, like the backseat, transformed the sporty little Mustang into a "street legal" race car.


All '65 Shelby Mustangs were painted a Wimbledon White with twin Guardsman Blue racing stripes and matching lower side stripes. This paint scheme, which was reminiscent of the world-class Ford race cars of the day, let the public know that this was no ordinary Mustang. 


In "Pure As The Driven Snow" Michael takes us outside to a peaceful setting on a crisp, clear, winter's day. On this morning we see Shelby's creations basking in the glow of the sun while long cast shadows help camouflage them from passers by.

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ABOUT MICHAEL IRVINE'S REPRODUCTIONSAll reproductions are individually hand-signed/hand-numbered by artist Michael Irvine • Accompanied by signed/numbered Certificate(s) of Authenticity • Limited Edition Prints and Artist Proofs are embossed with Michael's Studio Seal.
Limited Edition Print30" x 21" - Limited to 800. (Image size 26.5" x 16") 10pt satin finish, acid free, museum quality stock. Choice of available print number. Indicate top 2-3 choices below (eg #200/800). Last 3 digits of VIN numbers are popular.
Artist Proof with Single Custom Done-to-Order Remarque30" x 21" - Only 20 total APs released. (Image size 26.5" x 16") 10pt satin finish, acid free, museum quality stock. Remarque is "custom, done-to-order" in pencil or painted in watercolor (your choice). Call/email Linda to discuss your Remarque.
Artist Proof with Double Custom Done-to-Order Remarque30" x 21" - Only 20 total APs released. (Image size 26.5" x 16") 10pt satin finish, acid free, museum quality stock. Remarques are "custom, done-to-order" in pencil or painted in watercolor (your choice). Call/email Linda to discuss your Remarques.
Gallery Edition Canvas (All the detail—twice the size!)59" x 36" - Limited to 50. Heavy weight, acid free, archival quality canvas. Specialty coating (see About Our Reproductions). North American orders are shipped stretched (gallery wrapped) & ready to hang. Int'l orders shipped rolled.
Personalized, Hand-Retouched Gallery Edition Artist Proof on Canvas59" x 36" - Only 5 APs released. Call/email Linda to discuss custom re-touch options. Same canvas/coating as Gallery Edition Canvas (above). North American orders are shipped stretched (gallery wrapped) & ready to hang. Int'l orders shipped rolled.
Original Watercolor PaintingSold.

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