I would like you, this week, to get to know Greg "Craola" Simkins. Why Craola, you say? Well, he started out doing graffiti under the name Craola and he's just kept it.
His paintings are a representation of the big mashup that goes on in his head. He then spits them out in a strange assemblage of creatures in make-believe land.
The paintings come out of his imagination. He calls it some kind of "Morphed Madness." I would call it cool art. Getting lost in the work. He likes to finish a session of work and see what has happened in "the zone."
Here's a painting he calls The Escape Artist.
He says, "Hey I have this idea or I have that Idea. Maybe I should paint that."
His characters live in a world of his imagination and when he paints them they come into our world in some way.
His paintings really lure me in. They are both cartoonish and yet realistic with fantastical characters and creative storylines. I love his work. Sometimes I just hope some of his creativity rubs off on me.
Please take the time to check out his work.
Visit him at these internet locations
Now go out and make some ART!