The Artist Series: 20 Songs For Painting By Craola + Q&A

From Ones to Watch...

Greg “CRAOLA” Simkins is an established Los Angeles-based fine artist known for his intricate and inspiring paintings, drawings, & wall graffiti, most of which can be best categorized as Escapism. After noticing his wall art in various places around town, Ones To Watch approached Craola for more insight into his creative process. 

What we ended up with is a playlist of Craola’s top “20 Songs For Painting,” as well as more details on where he draws influence for his work. This The Artist Series piece is meant as a muse for those seeking inspiration in either art or music, because as we all know, they go flawlessly hand in hand.

Listen to the playlist & read our Q&A with Craola here.

"Beyond the Sea - Salt" Pins


As a special bonus release, the limited edition pin "Salt" is now available in its raised gold line color way. "Salt" is a featured character in my Beyond the Sea painting and sculpture.

Special Gold Raised Event Exclusive Pin
Measures 1 x 1.5 inches
 Ed. of 100



"Beyond the Sea" Limited Edition Giclée

Along with the release of Beyond the Sea as a fine art sculpture comes the launch of  limIted edition giclée prints of the original painting! I am honored to have been able to do this collaboration with Silent Stage and love the pairing of these pieces.

Beyond the Sea

Giclée on 320gsm Museum Cotton Smooth Rag Paper
27 x 15 in. image size / 29 x 17 in. paper size
Signed & Numbered, Ed. of 100



"Beyond the Sea" Fine Art Sculpture

I am extremely proud to present my new collaboration with Silent Stage, which is my very first Resin sculpture based off of my painting, Beyond the Sea. Standing 21 inches tall, they beautifully crafted this amazing fine art sculpture, capturing all of the details from the original painting. It is limited to an edition of 25 and comes in an antique white finish.


Antique Marble White
21" H x 19" D x 13" W
Weight: 20 lbs (appx)
Edition of 25
Signed & Numbered Certificate of Authenticity

Available at Silent Stage



"Blink 182 - Brooklyn" Screen Print

ARTIST VARIANT - Special artist variant screen print from Blink 182's Brooklyn show at the Barclay Center on August 17th, 2016.

Size: 18 x 24 inches

Limited Edition of 100

Hand Signed & Numbered by Greg "CRAOLA" Simkins

Shipping: A final shipping estimate will be determined upon receipt of your order and shipping address. Additional shipping charges may apply based on the shipping address and will be billed separately. If the final shipping cost exceeds what was paid, a refund for the difference will be issued.

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Live Painting Event at the Virginia MOCA

Live Painting • Live Music • Community Mural • Food Trucks • Family Art Activities

September 11 • 1-5pm

Live Painting featuring Greg "Craola" Simkins & live Music featuring TmobyleOpalLadada

Break out the blanket and lawn chairs for an afternoon of live painting, music, a community mural project with Scuba Steve, family art activities, pinstriping with Igor's CustomThank You Gallery, cartoon caricatures with Todd Webb, food trucks, and beer & wine tent. Tickets include admission to current exhibition Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose. Proceeds from the event support MOCA's exhibitions and educational programs. 

$10 / Kids 12 & under Free. CLICK HERE for more info and to purchase tickets.


Thanks to Trekell, we are bringing out my favorite tools for glazing. These transparent paints are the ones I use with just about every painting. I mix them with each other and even my more opaque paints for various effects. An example of a good approach with these paints would be to under-paint lets say a character monochromatically, allow to dry. Lay in a bit of your paint, the yellow Iron oxide, and blend it through with a slightly damp brush, allow to dry or blow dry, blend in another choice color, perhaps the red iron oxide to different areas that you are rendering, allow to dry, add some opaque highlights with a lighter color, dry, repeat first steps again. If you find your section getting too glossy to adhere your painty to, allow to fully dry, add some matte medium to entire painting and go back to glazing. These transparent layers will create a luminous effect to your finished painting upon final varnishing. I am currently working on a piece and filming this process on a section of it to share with you how this works so stay tuned and let us know of any other techniques you might be interested in seeing.

Each set comes with four 2 oz. paint bottles and includes a FREE Stabby sticker!

New arrivals: Snapback Hats!

We are excited to announce NEW "MASK" snapback hats by Greg "CRAOLA" Simkins are now available at IMSCARED.COM

Lola's Lands Newest Addition to Growing Mural Collection in Long Beach

Photo by Asia Morris Mural by Greg "CRAOLA" Simkins

Photo by Asia Morris
Mural by Greg "CRAOLA" Simkins

Long Beach now has another gem of a mural to boast about, thanks to Lola’s Mexican Cuisine’s Luis Navarro, Long Beach arts aficionado Artie Ray Luna and revered street and studio artist Greg “Craola” Simkins.

Unveiled last week in Lola’s back patio to many a margarita-drinking arts appreciator, not a poor decision was made as the local merry-makers showed their love for a mural well done. Navarro told the Long Beach Post how the idea was first inspired about a year ago as the inaugural POW! WOW! Long Beach was taking place. Read more at the Long Beach Post...