One artist is adding some pop culture flair to unwanted thrift store paintings in hilarious fashion.
David Irvine, 46, from outside Toronto, Canada, is responsible for the hilarious "Re-directed Art," a series that injects pop culture icons into serene landscape paintings. Characters from "Star Wars," "Doctor Who," and "Where The Wild Things Are" help bring the paintings a new vibrant life.
Irvine says that the pieces can sell from $300-$800, and some of his work is currently being featured at The Flying Pony Gallery in Toronto.
"They are usually old and in bad shape so I touch up marks and scratches, etc., to bring it back to its original form then I add in my own elements," Irvine told ABC News. "My only rule is that I never paint over the original signature...generally most are bought at thrift shops, yard sales and even salvaged from the curb. I hate seeing waste and when I see a painting collecting dust on a shelf, I see potential, not garbage."
Irvine, who has been creating and selling art for over 25 years, features his "Re-directed art" on his website GnarledBranch.com You can check out samples of his work in the gallery above.