I painted Cap’n Flouro Phil at the promenade on Bondi Beach.
An Ode to Cap’n Flouro Phil
The wind in my beard
Sun on my face
The ocean for me
Is a magical place
The Story behind the Council of Flamingo’s
The Council of Flamingos are comprised of 13 flamingo’s and they are the ruling body of all flamingos worldwide.
When they meet the synergy that results is rated 4 out of 5 stars and produced great ideas like those sweet flamingo sculptures that are in peoples front yards.
They also thought of the idea for every flamingo to be coloured bright pink because before they were black in colour and no one liked them and now that they are pink heaps of people love them and they are rated in the top 5 of all time popular birds.
There is one flamingo on the council who is an associate and he is the one who doesn’t have a top hat.
To become a fully fledged member he needs to pass a series of rigorous tests one of which is completing a super hard soduku puzzle.
I just updated my online shop with some sweet kids and dudes gear.
Each design is pretty limited so get on it quick.
An Ode to Rod the Rad Koala
A radical dude is the koala called Rod
He cruises about town in his vintage hot rod
He works in the factory that makes eucalyptus drops
And in his lunch break he eats three paddle pops
On his days off he heads down with his crew
To the beach to get tubes and a meat pie or two
When the waves are flat he plays volleyball on the beach
And for a koala he’s got quite exceptional reach
The Mulga Pop Up Studio and Shop in Miranda Westfield is open till 1 March 2015. It is located on Level 3 near Myer.
We just received a sweet delivery of Mulga clocks and they will make all your time telling times super tops!
Grab one from my online shop in the next week or at Double Bay Festival this Sunday (2 Nov 2014) and you will get a free matching Mulga print. Woo!
I was invited to design a limited edition artist label for Phoenix Drinks Organic Cola.
As part of their Love Project, Phoenix have partnered with Sustainable Coastlines and Tangaroa Blue to help clean up and protect our beautiful beaches and coastal walkways.
I painted a super fun and bright mural in the office of Neon Records in Sydney. I painted 3 characters.
There is Carl the Killer Whale, he is Antarctica’s number one DJ and he regularly spins his tunes to tens of thousands of penguins when they have their crazy penguin raves. He was the official DJ for the Happy Feet movies.
Then there is Patrick Blackbeard. Patrick and Carl met at a massive penguin rave where Carl was DJing and Patrick was waiting for the Antarctic ice to thaw so he could sail his pirate ship to warmer waters. Patrick was so impressed with Carl’s wicked beats that he partnered up with Carl to start Neon Records, the worlds premier record label for ocean animals. They now spend their days hosting huge raves in the Bermuda Triangle for all the ocean animals.
Finally, there is Nathan the Neon Lion. Nathan’s previous job was as a bridge keeper under a bridge filling in for a troll who had to take some personal leave to deal with some family issues. Now his full time gig is patrolling the door at Neon Records. Everything is going great for Nathan.
I painted this mural at Macquarie Centre in North Ryde. I painted on some hoardings which are used to hide the renovations.
His name is Rainbow Ronnie and this is his story.
An Ode to Rainbow Ronnie
He is a big Rasta gorilla chilling in the sun
Making Rasta rainbows just for his fun
In between his hands is where the rainbow goes
Sometimes its even glowing from out between his gorilla toes
He lives at a place called Rainbow Ape Bay
Where he sits on the sand making rainbows all day
You should visit it cause its a real nice place
And rainbows will always be shining on your face
I painted on the walls of Cafe La Piadina in Bondi.
Curated by Activated Walls, every month a new artists makes the outside of this cafe, which is run by 3 Italian brothers, their canvas.
I titled this piece Magical Gorillas and Diamond Thrillers.
On the side wall I painted Garth, someone said he kind of looks like Putin, I agree except Putin wishes he could grow a beard like Garth.
In the Christmas holidays I had the good fortune to be invited to paint live at Mambo’s pop up shop in Circular Quay.
Mum and dad came along and helped me paint Mia the Magical Unicorn. She derives her magical powers from eating magical ice creams.
Trait was painting alongside me and he painted a magical kookaburra.
It was great times and everybody did a great job.
I recently created EP artwork for Sydney band Audient. I also painted Radical Ralph on their EP launch night.
On the Queens birthday Ambush Gallery took over Bungalow 8 and I ran a workshop on how to draw a gorilla. It was real fun and everyone had a good time. These are some photos from the time we had together.
I was recently interviewed by Yen Magazine where I talked about Bart Simpson, carrot cake and Golden Gaytimes.
It is very insightful and you will really like it a lot like a monkey likes a banana.
Read all about it here.
I was commissioned to paint a turtle and a weasel for a birthday present for Tom. This is what I painted.
An Ode to Turtle Tom and Dana Weasel
A turtle and a weasel that’s what I saw
Running from the club through the back door
What mischief they made I do not know
But the fellas chasing them were ready to go
Tom the turtle was a music dude
Gigging every night and playing for his food
A weasel called Dana was his manager chick
She called the shots and was very slick
While Tom was jamming Dana was always hustling
She would sniff out a card game and muscle her way in
Her methods were suss but she always won
And more often than not they’d leave on the run
A regular Bonnie and Clyde is what they were
And an interesting couple they made, him and her
© Mulga 2014, Gino the Majestic Tiger, Acrylic on Paper, 42 x 55 cm
I was commissioned to paint a tiger for Gino’s 30th birthday. This is what I made.
An Ode to Gino the Majestic Tiger
There was this tiger called Gino and he was magic indeed
He had a diamond on his head if it’s more proof you need
From a very young age he liked making pasta
He learnt off Papa tiger the pasta making master
When he got older, deep in the jungle he began
Building a ristorante with his own two hands
He built it up high in a big jungle tree
And the view was special and all of Haberfield you could see
He thought long and hard and named it ‘Pappardelle’
Which is a broad, flat noodle and is pretty darn swell
To wrap this ode up and what I would like to say
Is happy 30th Gino and have a lovely day
I was recently interviewed by Sneaky Magazine. Read the amazing interview here.
In other news I will be selling my wares at Sydney Uni markets tomorrow (7 May 2014).