Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Craola Solo Exhibition November 3

"What are they dreaming about?"
Come find out on Tuesday November 3, 2009 at Gallery 1988; as Greg "Craola" Simkins introduces you to "The Pearl Thief". A new collection of paintings and drawings which holds a secret back story for those who can find what is going on in the minds inside of Simkins' world.

check out in progress coverage here:


Gallery 1988:Los Angeles
7020 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles CA,90038
Opening Reception: Tuesday, November 3rd from 7 to 11pm
Exhibition runs through November 25th
www.gallery1988.com gallery1988@aol.com

Friday, October 23, 2009

My new online store is NOW LIVE!

It's been a long time in the making but I'm happy to announce that my new online store is NOW LIVE! My very own IMSCARED Collection can be found at IMSCARED.COM and includes my prints, apparel and merchandise. Thanks to my wife, Jenn and homies Werk, Deph and Jason for making this all happen. You guys rule!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Making Progress

Off to work, finishing "The Puppet Pathos" today and hopefully getting done early enough to dive back into a piece I started the other day. But more important than all that, I hope to have enough time to get some Wahoos tofu tacos and then fight some ninjas . Hey wouldn't it be cool if there was an ancient battle between a race of Werewolves and a tribe of ninjas, and that the ninjas fashioned thier weapons out of silver so they could kill said werewolves. And what if the biggest and strongest of these ninjas, you know the one that all the other ninjas looked to for courage and stuff, got bitten by one of these mangy werewolves. Then the ninjas would have to fight one bad ass ninja werewolf and use teamwork like voltron to pull it all off. That would be awesome. (my story, patent pending, take it and I am coming after you with silver nun chucks).
Where was I? oh yeah, sitting and painting, i need some coffee. see you on November 3, leave the werewolves at home.

Opening Reception: Tuesday, November 3, 2009 from 7:00-10:00PM
Gallery 1988: Los Angeles
7020 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 937-7088

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Baby Tattooville

Okay So it is about time I post something about Baby Tattooville. Sorry I am a little late to the game. been burning the midnight oil on new pieces for my show November 3. So first off, I just wanted to thank Bob Self for the invitation to such an incredible event. You are a generous man Bob and I'm glad to know ya. It was a lot of fun geting to hang out with everyone who made it to the Mission Inn in Riverside for the event. I was stoked to get to hang with some artist friends who I rarely get to see and make friends with others whose art I had always admired. So here are some pics from the event that I totally ripped off from Arrested Motion.. thanks guys:

All the artists contributed to this print

Here is a drawing I did for Bob

Met awesome artist and great person Tara McPherson

Also met tattooist/artist genius/late nite Jack in the box taco delivery saint and all around nice person Hannah Aitchison

Designed these badges for the event

We all drew up some little collab cards

Me and two guys I highly respect, Gris Grimly and Jeff Soto

Art Jam begins

The finished product with all the artists

A couple close ups of the sections I worked on

Yup, I got my black skull cornered by KRK Ryden and Travis Louie. The art jam was fun, especially when Bob snapped us into shape in the last 20 minutes and got all the artists working at the same time.

This seems to be my posture during the entire event, be it painting or drawing in sketch books. Good times...