This is the series that started it all. Released over a period of 2 years, the paintings in this series, and the response to them, launched Michael into a fine art career with a focus on muscle and sports cars. With the release of the first Mustang painting in this series, Desert Snakes, people were preordering, sight unseen—there weren't even sketches done yet—the next three pieces in what would become Michael's first series. The rest, as they say, is history!
“I have spent many weekends at carshows in both Canada and the United States, admiring the incredible amount of work enthusiasts put into restoring these Mustangs. It was on one of these expeditions that I saw the rare Cobra Jet which inspired the painting Desert Snakes."- MICHAEL IRVINE “I have spent many weekends at...Available
“The idea for Kings of the Road came to me after taking in the Shelby convention at Watkins Glen, New York. I was lucky enough to meet Carroll Shelby himself and see the Shelbys roaring around the track, that in itself was inspiration enough."- MICHAEL IRVINE “The idea for Kings of the Road came...Available
“It was a personal thrill to participate in the 30th Anniversary Show at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in the summer of 1994. Mach Speed was inspired by not only the location, but the roar of the engines as they took to the track. The Speedway was the natural setting in which to portray the aerodynamic styling of the Mach I."- MICHAEL IRVINE “It was a personal thrill to...Available
“It seemed to me the perfect setting for Thoroughbreds was that of a country ranch. It gave me the opportunity to show these wild horses 'corralled'."- MICHAEL IRVINE “It seemed to me the perfect setting...Available