New painting video: "Foggy Knight"

I’m proud to present my newest painting video of “Foggy Knight”. This video is a time-lapse demonstration of what can be achieved with acrylic on canvas. My paintings tend to tie together as snapshots from various parts of an overarching story. I view them as chapter headings or "coming soon" movie posters that highlight some of what you might experience when diving into this world. Here is just a little glimpse of "The Outside":

Below the clouds, and below the gaze of the western cliffs and the abandoned place. Where the fog is thick and the echoes stir, then out of the wetness, a change occurs. He leaves the sea in his brand new form. Once a "Mer", now dinosaur! This Foggy Knight counts on the sound, of thunder and waves, crashing around. They hide his entrance. he carries out his task. To bring news to The Gardner of the Fool-King in the mask. His friends are all close; they shepherd him forth. Because strength in numbers will deliver him north. Where a group of knights of the order of stars, gather together on a beach not too far. And what is the topic, the conversation at hand? Where are all the children? Why have they left this land? And who is this charmer who feels like a viper? Is he a minstrel? Is he a piper? This group that gathers will do all they can, To get back the children and defeat this dark-Pan. It will take an army to fight his army of frights, So assembled in numbers, are the brave Starry Knights!

- Greg “CRAOLA” Simkins

Hang-able Hand Painted Box Sets!

Did you know that my custom hand-painted limited edition box sets are set up to be framed hang-able wall art as well? They also have a secret lying just behind the panel. There are just a few left so I felt like a quick video on these pieces created fro my latest self-titled book was appropriate. Click here for more info!



NEW LIMITED EDITION GICLEES

"Making Friends" - Editions on Paper
21-1/2" x 18" image size / 24-1/2" x 21" paper size
Giclee on Elegance 320g Cotton Rag
Edition of 100 + 10 APs
Signed & Numbered
Signed Certificate of Authenticity
UNFRAMED: $160 Reg. Ed. / $185 AP
FRAMED: $280 Reg. Ed. / $305 AP


"Making Friends" - Hand Embellished Editions on Aluminum
21-1/2" x 18"
Framed Giclee on Aluminum, Hand Embellished
Edition of 5 Trial Proofs
Signed & Numbered
Signed Certificate of Authenticity
$575

WET PAINT: SHANGHAI

Check out two new pieces by Greg "CRAOLA" Simkins which will be part of the WET PAINT exhibit in Shanghai starting August 13th through October 6th, 2019. If you are in Shanghai, you can purchase tickets for the show:

WET PAINT 1  5 x 12 in. Acrylic on paper sign  INQUIRE

WET PAINT 1
5 x 12 in.
Acrylic on paper sign
INQUIRE

WET PAINT 2  11 x 17 in. Acrylic, collage on cardboard  INQUIRE

WET PAINT 2
11 x 17 in.
Acrylic, collage on cardboard
INQUIRE

Preview: "The Starry Knights: Magi + Maret" Designer Toys

Sideshow’s Unruly Industries presents The Starry Knights Magi Designer Toy by Artist Greg “Craola” Simkins. Come check them out San Diego Comic Con from July 18th-21st at either the Sideshow booth #1929 or the Unruly Industries™ booth #2649.

These pieces are expected to go up for pre-order in the near future. Be sure to join Sideshow Collectible’s RSVP list in the meantime for more updates!

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Preview! STABBY Designer Toy

Attention @comic_con! Come on by and check out your best pal Stabby in his brand new photo-bombing, Bunny-Ear stance at both @sideshowcollectibles booth #1929 and the @unrulyind booth #2649 ! #cantbeatstabby #craola #sideshowcollectibles #unrulyindustries @stabbymack #stabby #sdcc #sdcc2019

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NEW Stabby "Rabbit Ears" Shirts!

Finally! No need to walk around topless! Stabby has got your back, front ... your whole torso! Now in state of the art Blue on Blue!

You've now found the staple t-shirt of your wardrobe. It's made of a thicker, heavier cotton, but it's still soft and comfy. And the double stitching on the neckline and sleeves add more durability to what is sure to be a favorite!

• 100% ringspun cotton
• 4.5 oz/y² (153 g/m²)
• Pre-shrunk
• Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
• Quarter-turned to avoid crease down the center

'LET THE OUTSIDE IN' Limited Edition Canvas + Prints

Let The Outside In - Editions on Paper
Image Size: 20” x 31.5” / Paper Size: 23 x 34.5

REG. PAPER EDITIONS OF 100 : UNFRAMED $190
ARTIST PROOF PAPER EDITIONS EDITIONS OF 15:
 SOLD OUT


Let The Outside In - Editions on Canvas 
Image Size: 25.5” x 40”

REG. CANVAS EDITION OF 15 : UNFRAMED $1,050
ARTIST PROOF CANVAS EDITION OF 5 
SOLD OUT

"LET THE OUTSIDE IN" Opens TOMORROW + EXCLUSIVE PRE-PUBLICATION Print Release

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"LET THE OUTSIDE IN"

A solo exhibition of new works by Greg "CRAOLA" Simkins
May 18th - June 15th, 2019

Opening reception:
Saturday, May 18th, 7-10pm

KP Projects (new location)
633 N. La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036

RSVP ESSENTIAL - GUEST LIST AT THE DOOR


EXCLUSIVE CANVAS + PAPER // LIMITED EDITION PRINT RELEASE

"LET THE OUTSIDE IN"

**Special Pre-Publication Pricing Now through Opening Night Sat. May 18th at 10pm

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Let The Outside In - Editions on Paper

Image Size: 20” x 31.5” / Paper Size: 23 x 34.5

Special Pre-Pub Pricing: 
REG. PAPER EDITIONS OF 100 : UNFRAMED $165
ARTIST PROOF PAPER EDITIONS EDITIONS OF 15:
 UNFRAMED $190


Let The Outside In - Editions on Canvas 

Image Size: 24” x 38”

Special Pre-Pub Pricing:
REG. CANVAS EDITION OF 20: UNFRAMED $950
ARTIST PROOF CANVAS EDITION OF 5 
: UNFRAMED $1000

SAVE THE DATE!

“LET THE OUTSIDE IN”

A solo exhibition of new works by Greg “CRAOLA” Simkins
May 18th - June 15, 2019

Opening reception:
Saturday, May 18th, 7-10pm

KP Projects (new location)
633 N. La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Kindly RSVP to rsvp@kpprojects.net / Inquiries to preview@kpprojects.net

ARTIST STATEMENT

Like the pages of a story you’ve always wanted to read, so are the tales when you “Let the Outside in”. There is a thin veil between what we know and what we can imagine. I’ve always believed that If you can think it, you should paint it. Give an idea weight and importance, then it can exist in the viewer’s imagination as well. This world, “The Outside” has been expanding in my waking and dreaming thoughts for years and It is my pleasure to introduce you to the myriad of characters, from the “Starry Knights” to the “Dragon Birds” and “Puppet People”. Each holds a specific role and purpose in keeping this world growing. It is my desire to invite you into this imagination station called “The Outside”.

- Greg “CRAOLA” Simkins