Sunday, March 23, 2008

2: Phil Irving

I just completed this painting of Phil Irving, legendary engineer for Phil Vincent's magnificent bikes. I took the reference photo in 1974 at the Wellsboro, PA Vin rally, where the organizers had brought Mr. Irving up from his native Australia. Crusty and brilliant, he was a treat to meet and listen to, and a rare opportunity for us to get the inside view on design decisions and his book, Tuning for Speed

Oil on Canvas, 2008, 24" X 36"

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