Last week to view "The Glass Piñata" at Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum

This is the last week to view my painting "The Glass Piñata" which measures 5 x 3 feet at the Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum:

The Glass Piñata Acrylic on Canvas Wrapped Panel 60” x 36” Greg "CRAOLA' Simkins, 2016

The Glass Piñata

Acrylic on Canvas Wrapped Panel
60” x 36”
Greg "CRAOLA' Simkins, 2016

ALTREALITIES: The Fantastical Worlds & Creatures of Contemporary Artists 

SEPT. 8 - NOV. 26, 2017

A popular theme with artists today is the exploration of alternate universes outside our perception of reality. Like Alice’s journey to Wonderland, these surreal landscapes and the creatures that inhabit them serve as windows into realms that feel familiar but are twisted to reveal new perspectives. AltRealities brings together artists whose work alludes to the possibility of other worlds that exist beyond our own, even if they are only imaginary.

Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum
One East Main St
Mesa, AZ 85201

HOURS:
M-F: 10A-7P
SAT: 10A-5P
SUN: 12P-4P

NEW PRINT RELEASE! "Shoot the Moon"

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"Shoot the Moon"
8" x 10"
Giclee on Canvas
Edition of 50 (+5 Artist Proofs)
Hand Signed & Numbered
Includes Certificate of Authenticity
$75 reg ed. / $100 AP

AVAILABLE AT:
Designer Con
Booth #506

November 11th-12th
Pasadena Convention Center - Exhibit Hall
300 East Green Street, Pasadena, CA 91101

BUY TICKETS

*Simkins will be doing a signing on Saturday, November 11th from 2-4pm
Booth #506

SPECIAL Designer Con Price: Stair Monsta "Crimson" Edition!

Stair Monsta: Crimson Edition will be available for a special price at Designer Con this weekend!

STAIR MONSTA: CRIMSON EDITION

Limited edition of 100
Stands over 10 in. tall, vinyl, window box
$100

AVAILABLE AT:
Designer Con
Booth #506

November 11th-12th
Pasadena Convention Center - Exhibit Hall
300 East Green Street, Pasadena, CA 91101

BUY TICKETS

*Simkins will be doing a signing on Saturday, November 11th from 2-4pm
Booth #506

SNEAK PEEK! "Stabby Choo Choo" Poster

Besides always looking sharp, Stabby likes to ride in style! You can snag my new "Stabby Choo Choo" poster at DesignerCon this weekend!

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"Stabby Choo Choo" Poster
17.25" x 12.25"
Printed on 15 pt. velvet cover
Open Edition
$10

AVAILABLE AT:
Designer Con
Booth #506

November 11th-12th
Pasadena Convention Center - Exhibit Hall
300 East Green Street
Pasadena, CA 91101


BUY TICKETS

*Simkins will be doing a signing on Saturday, November 11th from 2-4pm
Booth #506

My new drip script for ComplexCon

My new drip script, "I Drop" will be on display as part of the "PRESCRIPTION" exhibit, coming to ComplexCon 2017 at the Known Gallery booth. The show will feature 26 artists from around the world creating the alphabet from A-Z. The Known Gallery booth will feature onsite tattooing, limited edition merch, prints, book signings & more.

They will be selling a very limited amount of my books, "The Outside" and the "I'm Scared: The Movie!" Mook at a very special price for this event!

Get your tickets before they're all sold out!

"I Drop", 20" x 16", Acrylic on panel, Greg "CRAOLA" Simkins, 2017

New Painting: "Gone Missing"

"PAGES FROM THE MIND TRAVELER'S DIARY"
Dorothy Circus Gallery's 10th Anniversary Group Exhibition

Saturday, November 11, 2017
Collector's Preview 5:30-7:00pm / Public Opening 7:00-9:30pm

Dorothy Circus Gallery
Via dei Pettinari, 76
00186 Rome, Italy
info@dorothycircusgallery.com

Gone Missing 24" x 20" Acrylic on Panel, Framed Greg "CRAOLA" Simkins, 2017 INQUIRE

Gone Missing
24" x 20"
Acrylic on Panel, Framed
Greg "CRAOLA" Simkins, 2017
INQUIRE

Jacob has found himself lost in "The Outside" it has been a couple years and he has wittingly figured out how this place works but is still increasingly angry at what caused him to be stuck in this strange place.

-Greg "CRAOLA" Simkins

New Print: "Bags and Friends"

BAGS AND FRIENDS

21" x 14" image size / 24" x 17" paper size
Giclee on Elegance 320g Cotton Rag
Edition of 50 (+5 Artist Proofs)
Hand Signed & Numbered
Includes Certificate of Authenticity
BUY NOW

"Bags was once best friends with Peter the fox before he disappeared and became the Pearl Thief. Bags is always looking for his lost friend and leaves their mark of 'The Briars" everywhere he goes... "
             
-Greg 'CRAOLA' Simkins

Meet "Bags and Friends"...

Bags and Friends 27" x 18" Acrylic on canvas, framed Greg "CRAOLA" Simkins, 2017 INQUIRE

Bags and Friends
27" x 18"
Acrylic on canvas, framed
Greg "CRAOLA" Simkins, 2017
INQUIRE

Years ago I created a character called "The Pearl Thief". He was a pointed mask and cloak wearing fiend who did the evil bidding of Jacob, "The Night Knight" in our world and in "The Outside".

Over the years, The Pearl Thief took on a persona and I discovered that Peter was his name. Like in many of my paintings, stories began bouncing through may head. I developed a fondness for a particular fox and created a back story for him, which involves a group of rascals who call themselves "Briars". They harass evil overlords and what not (much like Robin Hood and Little John) and left their mark of the Briars everywhere they went.

Well, Bags is Peter's best friend in all the mischief-making. He is a rabbit-like creature who wears masks made up of old bags to cover his scars given to him by a large wolf. A wolf that Peter in turn beats in a match known as "Peter and the Wolves". I believe that it will be Bags who introduces Ralf to the ways of "The Outside" once he returns. Bags is always on the search for his lost friend Peter, and has no idea that it is him who now works for the evil "Night Knight" in the tower. - Greg "CRAOLA" Simkins

"Bags and Friends" will be on display for the Crime on Canvas group exhibition at the Western Hotel (Downtown Las Vegas) as part of the Life is Beautiful Music Festival the weekend of September 22nd - 24th, 2017.

"The Glass Piñata" at Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum

My painting, "The Glass Piñata" which measures 5 x 3 feet is currently on display at the Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum

"The Glass Piñata" is the result of a couple different story elements coming together into one overall composition. I had been pondering the blissful ignorance of youth, which at times left us vulnerable to the elements and possible dangers that could be veiled as something sweet and desirable. In the background, we see three of our heroic "Scared Scouts" as they have just stumbled upon a piñata hanging from a tree, just over the wall from our world and in "The Outside". Without any concern for their safety, they seek to unleash the treasure from this Piñata made of glass which will inevitably cut their bare feet and hands upon their success. A girl sits on the wall dividing the worlds, wearing a fake smile, the graffiti on the wall beneath her reads "I told you so!".  Perhaps she told them of the dangers of trying to get those toffees and properly put some boots on as an example of the right thing to do, but as boys so often do, they shrugged off her warning to be the first ones to the tree. Take a look at the painting "Shoot The Moon" to see what happens to one of these Scouts.    - Greg "CRAOLA" Simkins

The Glass Piñata Acrylic on Canvas Wrapped Panel 60” x 36” Greg "CRAOLA' Simkins, 2016

The Glass Piñata

Acrylic on Canvas Wrapped Panel
60” x 36”
Greg "CRAOLA' Simkins, 2016

ALTREALITIES: The Fantastical Worlds & Creatures of Contemporary Artists 

SEPT. 8 - NOV. 26, 2017

A popular theme with artists today is the exploration of alternate universes outside our perception of reality. Like Alice’s journey to Wonderland, these surreal landscapes and the creatures that inhabit them serve as windows into realms that feel familiar but are twisted to reveal new perspectives. AltRealities brings together artists whose work alludes to the possibility of other worlds that exist beyond our own, even if they are only imaginary.

Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum
One East Main St
Mesa, AZ 85201

HOURS:
M-F: 10A-7P
SAT: 10A-5P
SUN: 12P-4P