Thursday, June 24, 2010


Before Team Edward...
Before there was True Blood...
Before Angels lost their wings...
and before Boys were Lost...
(but not before Nosferatu paved the way for Vlad)...

there was...

Poor poor Big Bird and Miss Piggy, gone but not forgotten.

"The Count"
acrylic on canvas

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Steven Daily June 26th

My good friend Steven Daily is having a signing at D-Street at Down Town Disney this Saturday June 26th. He will also be doing an art demo so bring your notebooks.


My new Blik Wall Decals now available, click the image for more details:

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Brandi Milne in LA/Jeff Soto in NY

Brandi Milne kicks ass and Has an amazing new show about to be exhibited at Corey Helford Gallery.

Also, if you are going to New York or live anywhere near there, check out my buddy Jeff Soto's amazing new body of work. It will bend your brain:

Friday, June 11, 2010

New print available

"The Welcoming Party"
a new print by
Greg "Craola" Simkins

Giclee print on paper
24 x 18 in.
Edition of 50
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Joshua Liner Gallery
548 W. 28th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10001
(212) 244-7415

Thursday, June 10, 2010

MERS one Solo Show

My Buddy Mers has his first solo show This month at Solid Gallery One on Fairfax in Hollywood. Check out the press release for the exhibition below:

"Mers is a
Los Angeles based Graffiti Artist who has been actively painting aerosol murals since the early nineties. As a lifelong artist and a member of the legendary CBS Crew from Los Angeles, his creativity is not just confined to the large murals that he is widely known for. Mers has assembled a vast body of work on canvas and sculptures, a collection he will present as part of "Mers One: Paintings & Sculptures", along with an installation in the gallery. Although Mers has been exhibited in gallery settings in the past, Solid Gallery One is proud to host his first solo show opening on June 26th, 2010 and running through August 15th.

When viewing Mers' paintings, it's evident that his fascination with old cars is one of his greatest inspirations. He states the he has "always been attracted to old cars, especially abandoned old cars, and how such great works of art made of chrome and steel could be left to rot." He believes their resilience to weather and time affords them the utmost respect.

It is this fascination with forgotten works of art that reveals itself in Mers' sculptural works as well, as he often makes use of found objects. While giving the objects a new meaning and relevance within his dioramas and mixed media sculptures, Mers masterfully finds that nostalgic connection that pulls his viewers in. The sensitivity he uses in selecting the objects that relate to one another, and his use of medium and texture are stories unto themselves.

When viewing the work of Mers, one can see the ever present light hearted, tongue in cheek sense of humor that is what unites much of his collection. Together with his bold graffiti aesthetic, and his expert craftsmanship, "Mers One: Paintings & Sculptures", without question, will inspire the masses!

Please join us as we unveil his much anticipated debut exhibition!"

for info on the show contact Solid Gallery One here:
contact the artist here:

Check out Mers' graffiti HERE
So you there..

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


I created three new graphics for Blik: "Parrot”, “Raptor” and “Charon.”

Now that you’ve seen all three new graphics - what’s your favorite? Follow @whatisblik on Twitter and tweet about your favorite Craola graphic from Wednesday, June 2 until Thursday, June 3 at 11:59pm PST. Five followers will be randomly selected to win a 7” Cap’n Rothclaw vinyl toy, hand-signed by me in a collector’s box.

Details: Make sure you include @whatisblik in your tweet. One entry per person.