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Phoenix Organic Drinks

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.

In Australia and New Zealand look out for one in your local cafe.
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Full Time Art Dude

Gringo George by Mulga the Artist-web

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.

Woooooo!

Summer Camp 2014 Art Show

Summer camp 2014 flyer

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mulga numbering limited edition screen prints

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.

Axebeard Allen the Viking

Axebeard Allen the Viking a drawing by Mulga the Artist

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!

Gunbeard Guerrero

Gunbeard Guerrero by Mulga the Artist

I painted Gunbeard Guerroro live at StreetFest: Food Trucks United an event held in Sydney on the first Friday of the month.

It is painted with posca paint pens and acrylic on marine plywood sized at 120 x 80 cm.

As a the time of this writing he is available for sale at Platform72.

 

Live Painting – Lo Fi Basel Royale

These are some photos from the night of live painting on 12 September 2013 at Lo Fi for The Basel Royale Art Prize 2013. 

I painted a viking with axes in his beard. I like him. I decided to paint in black and white as we had a strict time limit of 3 hours to complete the painting and colour would slow me down too much.

I painted alongside Irene Feleo, she is great at painting go check her art out.

This is a competition and the winner gets to go to the Art Basel Miami in December 5 – 8, 2013, with flights, accommodation and passes to events at the international arts festival. This convergence of key artistic figureheads is one of the art world’s most respected events with a mixture of historically important and contemporary works.

You can help me win this competition by liking my picture of Spout Trunk Sammy on the instagram of loficollective.

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Captain Dad

Captain Dad by Mulga the Artist

Happy father’s day ya scurvy dogs.

This is my dad and I painted him and called him Captain Dad, he likes to sail on the seas.

In real life he is even more colourful.

Archibald Entry

I entered the Archibald Prize for the first time in 2013.

As I didn’t know any famous Australian’s I painted myself.

I used Posca paint pens on plywood and then covered the whole painting in resin which gives it a nice polished and shiny look. The colours really pop when the resin is applied.

I didn’t make it as a finalist this year but there is always next year and the year after.Archibal Entry 2012 Mulga the Artist-611px wide

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Spout Trunk Sammy

Spout Trunk Sammy by Mulga the Artist

© Mulga 2013, Spout Trunk Sammy, Posca and Acrylic on Canvas, 100 x 100 cm

This is Spout Trunk Sammy, he is currently residing at M2 Gallery as part of the Art in Motion exhibition open this weekend.

An Ode to Spout Trunk Sammy

His trunk is powerful and when used right
He always wins any water fight

His skin has a weird orange hue
From eating many carrots, his favourite food

He’s the only Pachyderm in the herd
To sport a beard and not look absurd

Because of this he is the leader
The alpha male, the big chief breeder

The key points that we can take from this
Is that growing a beard is not amiss

Everyone will know that you are a man
And not a woman who is called Sam

The End

Smokey Joe the Hipster

© Mulga 2013, Smokey Joe the Hipster, Ink on Paper, 15 x 21 cm

© Mulga 2013, Smokey Joe the Hipster, Ink on Paper, 15 x 21 cm

Buy a print at my shop.

An Ode to Smokey Joe the Hipster

I would like you to meet Mr Smokey Joe
If it’s a hipster your after he’s the guy to know

He rolls his own durries and wears a big coat
And like a duck to water he’s not one to gloat

He knows the cool bands before they exist
And that’s cooler than hip if your getting my gist

But his claim to glory and hipster crown
Is the growth on his face, his beard so brown

Without this feature he would cease to exist
Be but a vapour of air or a patch of mist

It signifies that he is the dominant man
Because without the beard he’s probably bland

So the lesson to learn and heed this time
And the reason for this here hipster ryhme

Is that growing a beard could be your best move
Get you outta your funk and into the groove

This beard could become your very best feature
And transform you into a hairy masculine creature

The End

Ole Pointy Beard Pete

© Mulga 2012, Ole Pointy Beard Pete, Posca on Paper, 30 x 40 cm

© Mulga 2012, Ole Pointy Beard Pete, Posca on Paper, 30 x 40 cm

I was commissioned to paint this for a lucky gentlemen’s birthday present.

Buy a print of this here.

An Ode to Ole Pointy Beard Pete

Ole Pointy Beard Pete loves his single fin stick
It goes super fast and rides real slick

He always runs swiftly towards the ocean
As if he is strengthened by some magical potion

His beard trails behind like a bushy tail
And sometimes he uses it as a sail

He’s a surf hunter adventure man
He’s surfed in Alaska and even Iran

He once rode a wave onto the back of a whale
Then the whale got angry and flicked it’s tail

That was the best darn ride Ole Pete ever had
And when he remembers that day it always makes him glad

The End

Bearded Elvis

© Mulga 2012, Bearded Elvis, Ink on Paper, 30 x 40 cm

© Mulga 2012, Bearded Elvis, Ink on Paper, 30 x 40 cm

Today marks the day 56 years ago that Elvis’s debut album, “Elvis Presley” was released.

I drew a picture of him with a sweet beard.

You can buy a print of this artwork here.

An Ode to Bearded Elvis

Most geezers think Elvis aint alive
But the truth is he’s just in disguise

I saw him the other day cruising down the street
He had a beard so spectacular and long and neat

Turns out he’s been hiding away
Behind his beard and bales of hay

All those many, many moons ago
He grew tired of the crowds and the Elvis show

So he pretended to die and began to grow a mo
Then the mo became a goatee that hung so low

Then came the chops and a full beard in time
Thus concludes this story and bearded Elvis rhyme

The End

Bear Hat Bob

© Mulga 2013, Bear Hat Bob, Posca on Paper, 29.7 x 42 cm

© Mulga 2013, Bear Hat Bob, Posca on Paper, 29.7 x 42 cm

 

An Ode to Bear Hat Bob

Bear Hat Bob is an outdoors guy
At home in the mountains and under the sky

He walks around with his sunglasses pink
Even at night it seems odd you might think

Bart the Bear was his very best friend
The wilderness they journeyed from end to end

One day in the spring they came across a river
The water was cold it made them shiver

They attempted to cross on a fallen tree
But Bart fell into that freezing stream

He couldn’t swim so he drowned to death
He had breathed his last, his very last breath

Bob was so sad and he cried for week
He cried in the day and he cried in his sleep

To remember his friend, the Bear called Bart
Bob wore him as a hat and now they’re never apart

The End

Laser Head Lance

Laser Head Lance by Mulga the Artist

© Mulga 2012, Laser Head Lance, Acrylic on Board, 70 x 120 cm

The original Laser Head Lance painting is available for sale in Platform72 Gallery, Oxford Street, Sydney

An Ode to Laser Head Lance

Laser Head Lance is a slippery old cat
Lives in a world of shadows covered up by his hat

The one day the wind turned from breeze into gale
Blew up his hat like a boat under sail

Those secrets within did explode out his head
And the colour of his hands were a deep shade of red

His secrets revealed that he’d been quite bad
And the fallout was severe and the people were mad

Oh how the mighty have fallen and the proud do stumble
Now Laser Head Lance is humbler than humble

Wavebeard Wally

Mulga the Artist - Wavebeard Wally

© Mulga 2012, Wavebeard Wally, Ink on Paper, 15 x 21 cm

 

Prints available here

An Ode to Wavebeard Wally

He’s an old sailor chum and he always smells of fishes
His craft and his trade is the ocean and it’s dishes

He doesnt like to walk on the solid solid land
His boat is his home on the ocean oh so grand

Every day on the ocean has affected him just so
That the beard on his face has found a peculiar way to grow

These whiskers in question have formed into the shape of waves
And it’s not some parlour trick or the way that he shaves

He rocks the full wave beard and it’s pretty darn rad
That’s the story of Wavebeard Wally an ocean going lad

Jolly Joel

Jolly Joel

© Mulga 2012, Jolly Joel, Posca on Paper, 21 x 30 cm

Buy a print of this at http://meylah.com/MulgaTheArtist

And Ode to Jolly Joel

Tropical island’s in the sun
That’s where Jolly Joel has some fun

Where palm trees rustle in the breeze
And that’s where there is no killer bees

Bees of the killer kind just aren’t cool
And if you encounter them while sitting by the pool

You should jump in the water and splash around
Maybe those bees won’t sting you and you won’t be found

I once saw this movie about a girl
Macaulay Culkin was stung and he began to swell

Those stinking bees got him really bad
Then he died and it was fully sad

So what you need to learn after you’ve had a little cry
Is to stay away from killer bees otherwise you might die

The End

Barry the Magical Bison

Mulga the Artist-Barry the Magical Bison

© Mulga 2012, Barry the Magical Bison, Posca on Paper, 30 x 40 cm

An Ode to Barry the Magic Bison

This bison is big, this bison is great
He’s a really nice guy, he’ll be your mate

So this is the way the stories been told
Passed through time and history and generations of old

When young in his life while roaming the plain
He stumbled upon a rainbows tail

This rainbows tail contained a pot of gold
And it’s magical powers entered his soul

He transformed from brown to many a colour
And his magical powers increased in number

He could fly like a kite and climb like a goat
Run like the wind and float like a boat

He could buzz like a bee and sing like a bird
And he soon became the king of the herd

Blackbeard Santa with laser beams

Mulga the artist-Blackbeard Santa with Laser Beams coming out of his eyes

© Mulga 2012, Blackbeard Santa with laser beams, Posca on card, 14.8 x 22 cm

An ode to BlackBeard Santa

With laser beams coming out of his eyes,
This Christmas you may be in for a Blackbeard Santa surprise

If you’ve been bad you’ll make him mad
If you’ve been nice you’ll get some chocolate slice

His laser beams are his most prominent feature
They stike the fear into every man and creature

A single short burst can liquify a cat
vaporize a goat or dissolve a rat

Explode a man and vanish a dog
Exterminate a pig and stupefy a frog

So please don’t make him mad
These powers of his are very rad

The End

 

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