Irvin James Pascal was born in London, England 1987 to a Nigerian mother and Dominican father. He grew up in Finchley, North London attending Christ's College Finchley secondary school. Pascal excelled in art from a tender age gaining A's in GSCE and A-level Art&Design, his gift is truely a God given talent.
He went on to futher his understanding of the visual world by taking up the challenge of studying Archiitecture at the University of Brighton. This chapter of his life matured his creative skills and earned him a Bachelor of Arts degree. Pascal was the 'Go to guy' at university for charcol potraits commisioned by many of his student friends.
Towards the end of Pascal's time at university he was drawn towards the sport of Boxing. Although he had taken part in all kinds of sports troughout his life including Football, basketball, cricket, athletics, American football and skateboarding there was something about the sport of boxing he could really connect with. Pascal had a 5 year amateur career becoming the three time southern counties heavyweight champion and a ranked English fighter, He then turned professional.
An injury early on in Pascal's professional career forced his attention back to the paintbrush. Pascal concluded that his experience in the ring would allow him to paint the true essence of Boxing; Pain, emotion, joy, trimph, solitude & tension.
He believes that one of his purpose's in life is to paint the great boxers and boxing moments of our time to share with the world. He intends on his works to represent boxing of our day in centuries to come, carrying on where the late Geoge Bellows & Leroy Neiman left off.