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).
I recently painted a new mural at Bondi Beach. It is a painting of Dolphin Beard Donnie and his 3 dolphin friends.
Here are some photos. The poem on the wall was written by Stuart McKerihan.
I painted the head of Tommy Franklin for his upcoming Ambassador of Smiles Tour.
He has a unicorn living in beard who is called Roger.
© Mulga 2014, Otis the Owl, Acrylic on Canvas, 2.2 x 1.7 m
At the time of writing this artwork is for sale at Platform72 in Central Park Mall on Broadway in Sydney.
An Ode to Otis the Owl
He was the smoothest owl on the whole darn team
And he made every shot with no effort it would seem
And after he made a shot a little dance he would do
And the kicks on his feet would come alive like a zoo
B-ball was his game and he was quite good at it
But being a smooth owl is how he got all his credit
After the game all the chicky owls would come by
Get his autograph and then fly away into the sky
And the sunnies on his head made his presence electric
And wearing them increased his skills from super to hectic
I will be at the El Loco Mexican Fiesta painting some sweet Mexican inspired imagery and selling some sweet Mexican inspired tees and art prints.
Come down and party with me. For details and to get tickets click here.
I am excited to announce that I just retired from my day job!!
From henceforth I will be a full time art dude wandering the country in my poncho and riding a mule.
Thanks everyone for the support to date and I am looking forward to all the great times ahead!
Come celebrate with me at Young Henry’s Brewery in Newtown, Sat 29 Mar, 2pm-7pm at a group art show I am a part of and where I am also painting live.
I have submitted a new artwork and accompanying poem into this art show.
I am also live painting with some of the other artists exhibiting.
I will be selling some prints and tees so come by and say hi.
It shall be a great time for everyone involved!
Opening at 6:30 pm on 26 February 2014 is this artshow called Summer Camp 2014.
It is on at the Bondi Pavilion art gallery.
I will be exhibiting some of the most majestic and magical paintings I have attempted to date.
The show will be open every day from 10 am to 8pm until 24 March 2014.
This Friday night I will be painting with a bunch of awesome artists at Streetfest.
There will be foodtrucks music and live art happening.
This is the facebook event link.
It’s Axebeard Allen the Viking! He is available as a print at pop.com.au where my A3 prints are on sale for a limited time.
Also, Allen will be available on dudes tees in a few weeks. Stay tuned!
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Checkout these sweet Masked Max the Rabbit kids pants I designed for Californian kids label Quinn and Fox.
When a child wears them they have the ability to jump with 2.5 times more power than normal and..
I will be at Wollongong Uni today hosting my market stall. This is a work in progress shot of a painting I will be working on at my stall.
Having a beard stroke moment with Matt Gillett of Matthew Gillett Gallery at Scarborough Hotel He has a really bushy beard and also runs the art gallery in the iconic Scarborough Hotel. There is a cool..
I made the cover for the new single, Funk Action, by Bin Juice They are a super cool Sydney funk band and you can get the single on iTunes and also on vinyl in October.
I’m hosting my stall at Marrickville Organic markets today.
This is a pic of a a jungle I drew for AS Colour.
Tomorrow I will host my stall at Marrickville Organic markets.
This is a pic of a Max the Masked rabbit on a jumper that I drew for Quinn and Fox kids clothing label.
Meet Banana Bob, he is on display at Orange Regional Gallery for a month starting tonight.
He is the head fitness coach on Banana island and he makes sure all the bananas are in peak physical form..
I have 4 new pieces of art in this wacky group artshow in Orange curated by Glenno Smith, flyer art also by Glenno Smith. Opens tomorrow.