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Artist of the moment……Albert Irvin



Albert Irvin is a British Abstract Expressionist painter born in London, England in the year 1922.

Irvin attended the Northampton School of Art before joining the Air Force for World War Two. After the war had finished Irvin earned his degree from Goldsmith’s College.

Irvin is also an award winning printmaker.

Here we view some of the Tate’s collection with the artist:

Irvin has taught at the collegiate level, including his alma mater.

Albert Irvin was made on (OBE) Officer of the British Empire in 2013.

Price range information: Works range from screenprints at the $1,000 to original oils at $50,000. Irvin also works in gouache, watercolors, and acrylics.

Here we make a visit to the studio of Albert Irvin in 2012:

What a unique style the artist has created.



Artist of the moment…….Jeremy Dickinson

Thought we had better explore the auto in art and we start here.

Jeremy Dickinson is a British artist renowned for his paintings of small vehicles he played with as a child. In my childhood nothing was better than burning the plastic rubber off a brand newly opened Matchbox toy car! Dickinson makes some surprising compositions using these small works. His design skills are superb and Dickinson is able to manipulate color by painting a brand new model, or by using an older more beat up version you might find on the Antiques Roadshow.

Jeremy Dickinson was born in Halifax, England in the year 1963. For his artistic education Dickinson attended the York College of Art. In addition he attended Goldsmith’s College located in London, England.

If you enjoy this genre of toy cars be sure and check out my post on artist Scott Paulk. Paulk also paints many toys including robots and star guns you might have seen on the cartoon Buck Rodgers.

The artist has been a long time fan of any mode of transportation. He first found amusement in the genre by painting public buses and also maps he remembered from his childhood adventures. Dickinson began working on this series in 1993.

Dickinson has amassed a large collection of these tiny toys, he has more 6,000 of them!

The artist is based out of London, England.

Price range information: Works range from $5,000 to $20,000.

Looking at the marvelous works of Dickinson makes me wish I had spent more time drawing and painting my cars than playing with them!