Michael Irvine, Automotive Fine Artist

"Reflections of Horsepower"

With a passion for the automobile that started in his childhood, Michael has chosen to focus his artistic talent on capturing American muscle and sports cars in vibrant, high impact watercolor. His unique approach to this traditionally 'loose' medium, and ardent eye for detail produces crisp, sharp images that are alive with color and narration. Michael’s use of reflective surfaces and ‘hidden’ images along with his incredible attention to technical accuracy, make his car art paintings highly captivating. His goal is to draw the viewer into the scene while slowly revealing more of the story before them. Incredibly detailed, powerful, imaginative and creative, the surrealism of Michael's work invites you to join him in a journey of discovery.

In 1994, he released his first print, Evolution of a Legend, in commemoration of the Mustang's 30th anniversary. Over the next 12 years, while having a successful career as a commercial illustrator, Michael continued with his automotive paintings. 
Watercolour Artist Michael Irvine with one of his muscle cars
I find inspiration for paintings everywhere ... it can be a classic movie like "Bullitt", shadows cast by trees in our backyard, or an incredible sunset.

—Michael on where his ideas come from.

I am honoured to have my work hanging in collections around the world. As an artist, I am so fortunate to be able to paint full time, and as a car guy, to paint what I want to! What more could I ask for more? Thank you.

—Artist Michael Irvine

Michael Irvine 1967 GTA Convertible Mustang 289