Michael's portfolio of art featuring vintage and modern Mopars (Plymouth, Dodge, Chrysler) is growing rapidly, and includes Road Runners, Superbirds, GTXs, Challengers, Chargers, Cudas, Daytonas, and more. This 'Mopar' color palette (Hemi Orange, Plum Crazy, etc), which he incorporates into the skies, settings and foliage, brings to life the brilliant hues and tones of these muscle cars. Recent sold out pieces include: "They Came With The Farm", "They Came With The Farm Too" and "They Came With The Farm Free" (aka Mopar dream find). His most recent release, "Helluva Mirage" is promising to be the next quick sell out.
"It's one of those paintings I've thought about doing for while. I wanted to give a nod to the AMX's home, without showing the actual factory. I chose to set the cars at a service station on a quiet country road outside Kenosha. I also wanted to capture the intense light and long shadows created by the setting sun, giving the scene a really warm, "down... "It's one of those paintings I've...Available
“I chose a long, low view to showcase the ’69 Charger’s exquisite body lines while focussing on the rear end … a view most competitors are familiar with. Unless, of course, the competitor is a 1971 Cuda sporting its own 440 and a six pack set up. Let the races begin!"- MICHAEL IRVINE “I chose a long, low view to showcase...Available
“I'd been thinking about a Grand Spaulding Dodge painting for a while, but really wanted to do something unique. Meeting Mr. Norm last year, ultimately was the catalyst that got me going ahead with it. There is so much history—Mr. Norm, together with his dealership, are icons and for good reason. He was involved in drag racing, had the first Dyno machine... “I'd been thinking about a Grand...Available
"This series, feature cars that are somehow unique, special or historically significant. Not only that, but each one has the viewpoint taken from above — giving the viewer a perspective they would probably never have a chance to see. I’ve definitely created a unique challenge for myself with this particular series! I do a lot of research for each... "This series, feature cars that are...Available
"I've been fascinated by these cars since I was a kid, because of their race-car look. The wing alone must have drawn some attention. I'm guessing a lot of them were pulled over 'just because.' I can imagine how the dialogue might have gone: 'If it's not a race car, what's the wing for?' 'Um, well officer, I heard it's for keeping the back end stable at... "I've been fascinated by these cars...Available
“When I painted They Came With The Farm in 2006, I had no idea that it was just the beginning! I began thinking of a second one that would place the viewer elsewhere on the farm, but decided to try something I’d never seen before, an actual continuation. As if that wasn’t challenging enough, I decided to do it again! Aside from matching the scene, the... “When I painted They Came With The...Available
“I found this painting even more challenging than the first one. In part, because I decided to make it a continuation of the original scene. That meant it had to match up perfectly with “They Came With The Farm,” while being able to stand on its own as well. The next challenge was recreating the same color palette, but having it complement the cars I... “I found this painting even more...Available
“My idea for this series has been a simple one: if you're going to dream, then dream big! With that in mind, I thought wouldn't it great to have bought a farm, only to discover that you got more than just the land? As the seasons change and the leaves fall from the trees, you see the glimmer of chrome in the distance. Upon further investigation and... “My idea for this series has been a...