As Michael said when starting this extremely popular series, "... if you're going to dream, then dream big!" What car collector hasn't dreamed about coming across a forgotten building, field, forest or 'graveyard' of their favorite classics? And to make this dream even bigger and better, there's no rust to be found on any of them! In 'Muscle Car Landscapes', Michael wanted to take the cars off the black top and put them in a more organic setting, allowing him to play with the cast shadows, colorful ground cover and place hidden gems in the grass.
“I wanted to create a tribute to all the car enthusiasts of the past that were compelled by the need for speed, to preserve and maintain these pieces of American history and for abiding by the car lovers unwritten motto, ‘There’s always room for one more!’"- MICHAEL IRVINE “I wanted to create a tribute to all...Available
“We've all heard the stories about that low mileage, well preserved muscle car found in a barn. What if instead of just looking inside the barn, you ventured beyond it, to make the ultimate find. Not just one ... but an entire collection of high performance vintage iron. Sure the paint may be a little faded, or a new set of tires needed, but overall the... “We've all heard the stories about...Available
“After spending a few days under the tents at the Barrett-Jackson Auction, surrounded by some really nice cars, it was time to experience Arizona's 70 mph speed limit! The drive provided the inspiration I needed. The desert-like terrain offers the perfect setting for preserving muscle cars. I chose the Firebirds because we own one, and with Phoenix just... “After spending a few days under the...Available
“... talking with “Jerry” about the field of Corvettes really peaked my interest. So much so, that I decided to create a painting of the location, based solely on my mind’s interpretation of 'Jerry's' description. I personally have not seen this field of more than 500 Vettes, nor do I now it's exact location — I wish I did. So, please, don't call or email... “... talking with “Jerry” about the...Available
“As an artist who also collects cars, I want to create scenes and stories that intrigue me and other like-minded people. With that in mind, I painted 'Always Room For One More' 8 years ago. With this piece, I'm matching scale, size, proportion and color palette, but also nuances of my style back then. Let's just say, this painting was definitely... “As an artist who also collects cars,...Available
Michael's General Motors Farm Trilogy is the ultimate bowtie collector's dream set! It is a numbers matching set of three individual automotive fine art paintings: "Always Room For One More" "Found Room For Two More" "Make Room For Three More" Michael's General Motors Farm Trilogy...Available
“In creating a trilogy like this, the challenge is bringing the three paintings together to make one grand story. Each piece needs to work with the other two, as well as stand on it’s own. I painted ‘Always Room For One More’ in 2007, so really, this idea came together over an 8 year period. I wanted to bring to life the excitement of collecting cars and... “In creating a trilogy like this, the...Available
This incredible barn find set of 2 paintings depicts over 50 cars, including Challengers, Road Runners, Superbirds, Dusters, Cudas and the Little Red Express truck. Famous cars include Swede Savage's Trans Am Racing Cuda, Kowolski's white Challenger, the Bullitt Charger and Sox & Martin drag car. This incredible barn find set of 2...Available
“In this painting, we join the goat farmer as he takes a break from his daily routine to just sit on his tractor and admire his other goats. A smile crosses his face. For a brief moment he's taken back. A spring shower has just passed, leaving behind 'nature's clearcoat.' In the cascading sunlight, the paint glimmers and the GTOs look almost showroom... “In this painting, we join the goat...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...