Greg Simkins

After years of chasing the monsters under his bed, Greg Simkins, aka Craola, has reemerged into the ordinary world, bringing with him images of what he saw in those forgotten lands. 

Simkins didn’t always use a paintbrush to display this barrage of characters but spent many of his early years filling sketchbooks, which later were spray-painted on walls and finally found their way onto the canvas.

A fantasy sideshow, of your more outlandish, dreamt-of creatures is what you encounter in each Simkins piece inspired by elements from pop culture, the old masters, nature, carnival kitsch, and most importantly, a warped imagination. It is the careful weaving of these elements that makes Greg Simkins a sought-after surrealist painter today.