One of the most prolific artists working, Greg "Craola" Simkins' diverse body of work has been displayed in galleries and museums throughout the world, as well as on the streets. Bridging pop surrealism and graffiti art with the skill of a fine art painter, his art is unique and recognizable, blending a wealth of early influences with contemporary pop culture references.
In addition to having four of his own published books on his artwork, Simkins has been featured in magazines and books all over the world.
The growing popularity and demand for Simkins’ artwork has gained the recognition of many and can be found in the collections of Nick Cassavetes (Film Director, My Sister’s Keeper, The Notebook, Alpha Dog), Robin Williams (Oscar award winning Actor and Comedian), Everlast (Grammy award winning singer-songwriter), Mark Parker (CEO of Nike), Jason Biggs & Jenny Biggs-Mollen (Actor & Actress), Stefan Lessard (Bassist for the Dave Matthews Band), Stacy Ferguson “Fergie” (Singer) & Josh Duhamel (Actor), Joseph "Joe" Hahn (DJ for Linkin Park), Mike Shinoda (Rapper, Musician for Linkin Park and Fort Minor), Mark Hoppus (Musician, Record Producer and Television Host), Dominic Howard (Drummer for Muse), Travie McCoy (Co-founder and lead singer of Gym Class Heroes), Emma Roberts (Actress) and many more.
His art also can be found in a wide variety of industries from clothing to video games and has also come to life in the form of toys. His commercial client/collaboration list includes Disney, Mattel, Logitech, Electronic Arts, Silent Stage, JUUN.J, Pearl Jam, Eddie Vedder, Blink 182, Linkin Park, Upper Playground, Juxtapoz, To Die For Clothing, Clandestine, Vans, Converse, AFI, Saosin, Gym Class Heroes, Pennywise, Kid Robot, Zero Friends, Epitaph, Dark Horse and more. In 2009, Simkins developed “IMSCARED”, his own brand of clothing, merchandise and accessories to further expand his art into more everyday mediums that can be worn and enjoyed by his diverse fan base. He recently released his own stop motion short based on his art called, I’m Scared: The Movie! produced by C4Toons.