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The Birth of Beardus Video

Check out the Birth of Beardus tonight (23 August 2017) at Tortoiseshell Gallery for the opening night of ‘500 Years’.
Curated by Activated Walls the show features modern day artworks inspired by heaps old artworks. The show runs until 10 Sep.
An Ode to the Birth of Beardus
In the bearded world its a fact little known
That the first ever beard was not actually grownIt appeared fully formed and huge and long
Attached to a man as the world sang a song “Beardus is born, Beardus is here
What a beautiful beard, let us all cheer!” Indeed worthy of song was the beard born that day
The greatest beard to have ever lived so the legends say

The beard was so great clothes the man had no need to wear
His private parts covered by that beautiful face hair

Sadly the purity of beards slowly diminished over time
Each generations beard with less length and shine

But we hold out hope that the beard is here to stay
Growing a little on every mans face each and every day

The End

Chief Great Beard

Chief Beard-web

I painted Chief Great Beard recently and he is based on a track from Little May’s debut album “For the Company’.

He is available to buy as a print and on men’s tees.

An Ode to Chief Great Beard

There was this dude and he was the chief
Before he was the boss his name was Keith
He used to be just a regular guy in the tribe
That was before growing a beard he did decide
First his beard was ok then it was good then it was great
That was the point at which he took control of his fate
He became all that he was meant to be
He was a man destined to be wild and free
He rode around the place on a huge buffalo called Bill
And his hunting skills were so superb he always ate his fill
One time when he was in mortal combat with a rival tribe
His beard stopped some arrows from which he would surely have died
He left them in there as a reminder to one and all
That a beard can be the difference between life or your downfall
The End

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!

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!

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

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

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

 

Dracula Darrell (Prepare to Meet Thy Doom haha)


© Mulga 2012, Dracula Darrell (Prepare to Meet Thy Doom haha), Posca and acrylic paint on Paper, 30 x 40 cm

An Ode to Dracula Darrell

Dracula Darrell comes from a family
Of bloodsucking monsters ever so scary

He has the skill of shooting beams of energy
Outta his hands and into his enemy

These radiactive lasers, so mutant and deadly
Will vaporize anybody who appears unfriendly

A zap zap here and a zap zap there
My laser beams are gunna give you a scare

That’s what he sings when he’s zapping away
And his smile so deranged stays around all day

Gary the Goatee Man


© Mulga 2012, Gary the Goatee Man, Posca and acrylic paint on Paper, 30 x 40 cm

An Ode to Gary the Goatee Man

Like John travolta this goats got style
But he’s also deadly, like slipping on a tile

Gary is a mutant, half goat half man
An unholy abomination, something like spam

He works security at a mutant night spot
Zapping unruly patrons with lasers so hot

He’s a grumpy old goat there aint no changing that
And dont ever try to make him wear a hat

The End

Lion Hat Leigh


© Mulga 2012, Lion Hat Leigh,Posca on Paper, 42 x 59 cm

An Ode to Lion Hat Leigh

Lion hat Leigh lives high in a tree
His Beard turned green, a sight to be seen

Because of his hat he’s chief of the tribe
He’s also very muscly, of this is do not lie

His hat was once a lion of the mountain kind
The taste of human flesh, it really did not mind

One night this lion it did pounce on Leigh
As he lay in his sleep he got bit on the knee

Then Leigh arose and battled this lion
Gave it a head butt and then it lay dying

He picked it up and put it on his head
Then lay back down to sleep in his bed

The End

Captain Laramie Lion


© Mulga 2012, Captain Laramie Lion, Posca on Paper, 30 x 40 cm

An Ode to Captain Laramie Lion

Captain Laramie the Lion
Never felt at peace
On the plains of Africa
As much as the seas

The odd one out
He favoured the fish
Over the buffalo
As his favourite dish

His journey began
The day he was caught
By illegal poachers
From Somewhere up north

Locked in a cage
And put upon a ship
Laramie picked the lock
And gave them the slip

He ate every man
Upon that boat
And became the captain
And wore the captain’s coat

When he reached a port
He assembled a crew
A motley bunch
Drunk from too much brew

From that day forward
Laramie rode the waves with ease
No longer king of the jungle
He was now king of the seas

Zombie King of the Sea


© Mulga 2012, Zombie King of the Sea, Acrylic and Posca on Paper, 55 x 75 cm

An Ode to the Zombie King of the Sea

I am Zombie King of the Sea
All powerful that is me

I inhabit the depths where Leviathan roam
Down many steps I call my home

My beard is long and it is red
The source of my power keeps me fed

Like the pits of Mordor I am underwater death
Just dip in your toe and take a breath

Upon dolphins and whale I enjoy to feed
With but one bite I devour with speed

If your down my way come and say hi
I’ll invite you to stay I’ll bake a pie

The flavour could be penguin and shark
Bounty of the sea this aint no lark

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