Custom Vehicle Art

created by

Tim Wirth

$395.00

Tim Wirth created by

Tim Wirth

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Ask any man, and he'll tell you that a car's not just a car--it's a member of the family. That's why Iowa-based artist Tim Wirth created "Wirth Motor Company," an art studio that creates custom portraits of our fendered friends. Submit a picture of your treasured vehicle--a car, motorcycle, or even a boat (all makes & models, new or old, fast or slow, etc.)--along with your suggestions for a meaningful setting (location, season, animals, weather) or inscription (on back), and Wirth will create for you a one-of-a-kind, fully-framed commemorative painting. Each painting is done on a handmade, birchwood panel framed in white pine, and comes ready to mount on your wall in a place of honor. Handmade in Iowa.

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Tim Wirth

created by

Tim Wirth

Tim Wirth creates double-sided square paintings that explore color, shape, and imagery in deceptively simple ways. His distinctive craftsmanship and exploration of tension, intrigue, and humor have captured the interest of various collectors and critics, including The Brooklyn Rail founder/publisher Phong Bui, renowned art scholar and historian Karen Wilkin, and the legendary singer/songwriter John Mellencamp. His work is featured in public and private collections across the country and has been exhibited internationally.

"I like things like rock piles, cars stored in corncribs, and dogs running in ditches," says Wirth. "I like the imagery of those things but I also like the attitude of those things. Sometimes I like the attitude better than I like the picture. Sometimes I just like the picture."

He grew up on a farm in rural Iowa. He began studying art at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa and then continued at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia where he received his MFA in painting. His studio and workshop are currently located in the flat lands of northern Iowa where he lives with his wife and children.

Only at UncommonGoods Handmade Made in the USA
Made from
pine wood, birch, acrylic
Measurements
17" H x 17" W x 2" D; Approx. 5 lbs.
Ingredients
Notes
Comes ready-to-hang. Includes a signed studio letter documenting the painting process and various details of the artwork.
Item ID
20706

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This is a made-to-order item. You will be required to send a photo or document to complete your order. This item typically ships 15 weeks after the artist receives the photo(s)/document(s).At this time, this item cannot be shipped to P.O. Boxes or to APO/FPO or US Territories. Contact custom@uncommongoods.com with any questions.

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Wonderful item!

5

My father loved this! Having his beloved 1966 Mustang and his two daughters in the painting was a highlight for him. Tim did a fantastic job of capturing the personalities of my sister and I from the pictures we sent. And obviously, he captured the spirit of the car. It was a wonderful and fabulous present that my father will always cherish. I don't think it could be any better than it is.

Lake Mary, Florida

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A remarkable painting - thank you.

5

When I stumbled across this opportunity I couldn't believe it - my friend has an old Ford Truck that means the world to him, and I can think of no better way to honor the sentiments attached to it, than through an original painting. This is the truck he learned to drive on and inherited from his father. It took him through high school, college, jobs, adventures and everywhere he both needed and wanted to go. He makes whatever repairs are necessary (the thing is basically entirely rebuilt) and has a local garage on the lookout for parts. He continues to drive it despite having other options because this truck is the one that matters. He washes it every weekend. Obviously, it is more than a vehicle, it's a connection to parts of his life that are incredibly significant. He still carries a football behind the driver's seat. What Mr. Wirth created went above and beyond our expectations. He included so many thoughtful elements that when we opened the box we literally gasped. The piece is incredible. Beyond words. The colors and the content, the title and frame - every part of it just fit exactly with our intention. Something that somehow resulted from the stories of my friend, told to me and relayed to the artist along with snapshots I was able to sneak. I couldn't believe the outcome. Mr. Wirth is not only talented, but he understands - and that makes his work exceptional. Absolutely, it was an investment and a leap of faith, but on all accounts WORTH IT. I have never enjoyed so much the act of giving a gift - I'm pretty sure it ended up meaning as much to me as it does to my friend. Wherever he ends up - and however he ultimately gets there - he will always have this unique portrait of this very special part of his life. His truck and his memories will survive generations. We are so grateful.

New York, NY

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Great Product!

5

The artist captured the photograph of my husband's beloved first car perfectly! Can't wait to surprise him with it for his 60th birthday! I was told when to expect it and it arrived as promised!

Fort Wayne, In.

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It's awesome!

5

I was super nervous that it would not turn out the way I wanted it, but I couldn't be happier with it. I hoped it would look great, but it far exceeded my expectations. I supplied the artist with 2 photos of the car and a separate photo of the type of background I wanted. It was incorporated beautifully. The artist's associates emailed me and spoke to me personally over the phone to ensure it was what I wanted. Also, they helped me be realistic about the time it would take to create the piece, so that I could plan for which occasion to use it as a gift.

Washington DC

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So Personal...So Unique!

5

Tim painted a 1989 Toyota Landcruiser as a gift for my father. I sent photos of the car and the background I would like and was AMAZED at how well both were recreated in the piece. Not only that, but Tim took the time to personalize the framing (a message from my sister, mom, and myself). Such an awesomely unique gift...that will sadly last longer than my dad's Landcruiser.

Charlotte, NC

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Absolutely wonderful painting

5

Tim not only captured my dad's car perfectly, he actually captured the car's personality too. It is a one of a kind work of art. My dad is going to love it!

Denver

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fabulous custom art

5

What a wonderful gift for a car enthusiast! We collect contemporary art (we like pieces that tell our story) and this piece fits right in. Thoughtfully and expertly executed with a wonderful whimsical style. Thank you!

New Jersey

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Wonderful gift!

5

This was a wonderful gift for my husband who still talks about his car from high school. I sent in a picture with a description of the building I wanted in the background. He loved it and was so surprised! A great gift for the person who has everything!!

St Louis, MO

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If only I had another Historical Car

4

This was a gift for my husband, who loves Corvettes, and the background is of the ski slopes in Colorado, where we have a second home. Incorporated the best of both to create a unique piece of art.

Rockville Centre, NY

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Great gift idea for car lovers!

5

Gift for my father now that he has finished restoration of his antique car. He absolutely loved it.

Maryland

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