Whether subtle—like the hint of a town or a factory—or more obvious—the actual plant that assembled them—in each of the paintings in this series, Michael pays tribute to where these powerful muscle cars were built.
“When creating a painting and deciding on the subject matter, I try to make a connection between the three main elements — the cars, the setting and the title. I have successfully completed a piece when all three work together. In this painting I chose big block Fords as the subject with a few specifics thrown in just for fun."- MICHAEL IRVINE “When creating a painting and...Available
"As an artist, you don't know what will inspire you or when. I'd been thinking about a Boss painting for a while. Then one day I'm flipping through a copy of "Mustang Magazine" and there's a double page spread aerial photo of Kar Kraft's Brighton Michigan Plant in 1969. That did it! The article compelled me to contact the owner of the photo, Randy... "As an artist, you don't know what...Available
"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