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The lurid low-brow Tiki-Art of Brad (tiki-shark) Parker
Tiki Shark Art
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From: The Big Island o' Hawaii
Posted: 2013-08-05 02:34 am   Permalink

Elgarbo - THANK you! Good idea,as they are going fast. I'd get 'em now, as the run is about half sols already, and we are sure we'll be sold out by the event in October. Along with the Tiki-Mug Set, we will have a Body Glove Sea-Creature Art prints on canvas (24" x 30") and on paper (16" x 20"), and a Body Glove Sea-Creature Beach Towel. AND, just added , a Body Glove Sea Create Tee Shirt. I just finished the design. All these items can be pre-ordered through Mahalo Tiki At http://www.mahalotiki.com & the Wyland Kona Ocean Front Gallery,
75-5770 Alii Drive
Kailua Kona, HI 96740-1782
Phone (808) 334-0037
Toll Free (888) 435-6612
Email - jillw@Wylandbigisland.com
Email artexpert@hawaii.rr.com







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Tiki Shark Art
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From: The Big Island o' Hawaii
Posted: 2013-08-05 02:36 am   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!

All these items can be pre-ordered through Mahalo Tiki At
http://www.mahalotiki.com & the Wyland Kona Ocean Front Gallery,
75-5770 Alii Drive
Kailua Kona, HI 96740-1782
Phone (808) 334-0037
Toll Free (888) 435-6612
Email - jillw@Wylandbigisland.com

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"Brad Parker creates lurid paintings that pull in influences from tiki, comics, and rock."
- Honolulu Magazine "The Best Of" 2012 Issue

www.tikishark.com

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Tiki Shark Art
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From: The Big Island o' Hawaii
Posted: 2013-08-06 7:55 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!
New low-brow Tiki-Art Swag... limited edition, "the Body Glove Sea-Creature Beach Towel".
For sale from
http://www.mahalotiki.com




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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2013-08-07 6:11 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!
I met some great folks / art patrons last night here at the Wyland Kona Oceanfront Gallery. They were building a home Tiki-Bar and looking for art for it's walls! I was honored to hear that! A Home Tiki-Bar has got to be my very favorite final destination for any piece of my art. It's all made with that goal in mind. They purchased one of my best pieces, if you go by the public press a... "Hawaiian Eye" made it into the Annual Art book "Spectrum-19: The Years Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art". I usually get a 1/4 page or a 1/2 page, but this is the only piece so far that has gotten me a Full page in that swanky art book! Of all my work, I asked the curator of "La Luz De Jesus Gallery" in Los Angeles, which of my paintings he felt was my best. I figured he'd be a good person to ask, as "La Luz De Jesus Gallery" is the birthplace of the "Low-Brow" art movement. He told me he thought "Hawaiian Eye" was my best painting! Hmmm! So... these folks have good taste! "Hawaiian Eye is 24" x 30" acrylic on canvas, here it's a high end giclee on heavy paper. I also have them as giclee prints on canvas - original size of 24" x 30" ! SWANKY!

Want one for your very own Home-Tiki-Bar? (I hope!)
contact me at
info@tikishark.com,
or http://www.mahalotiki.com,
or http://www.wylandbigisland.com







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"Brad Parker creates lurid paintings that pull in influences from tiki, comics, and rock."
- Honolulu Magazine "The Best Of" 2012 Issue

http://www.tikishark.com


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Posted: 2013-08-08 7:34 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe! Okay, I'm way too thrilled by this. I think this "Low-Brow" music video is pretty great. I just noticed that it's timed so the guitar solo comes on with "Tiki Cat" playing the uke ... very funny! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJG9parajk4

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Posted: 2013-08-09 12:21 am   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe! These Music Video tunes "Tiki" & "Quiet Village" - are from the double CD set The Exotic Sounds of Martin Denny. The jazz horns on "Tiki" is Smokin' HOT! And "Quiet Village" may be the tune that started the "Exotica" music sound. "Sound pictures of an evanescent future in far-a-way places after the harsh reality of WWII." This is what my tiki-art is all about... that Hawaii in our dreams... close your eyes and sail away to far off lands...... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HTCkZXaAvY&feature=youtu.be


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Posted: 2013-08-10 03:15 am   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!

I'm working on a new painting named "The Red Tiki Lounge". An important part is "the Red Tiki" which sits outside the lounge... I figured before I went any further, I better get the design of the Red Tiki down - get it just right in my head. Sometimes this is the hardest part of a Tiki-Art painting. I'm kinda picky about how they (the Tikis) look - gotta have that "tiki" feel, that Hawaiiana - "Waikiki-hot-spot" Tiki-feel. Still respectfully done, but cool, not really historic. This can be tricky. This ones coming out pretty good - actually better than I thought, and I think I'm gonna ink it and put it up for sale, as it might look really swank in someones home tiki bar. Anyone like? Personal message me.. or watch as It gets inked... but there is only one, so first come first serve.
Big Aloha!





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"Brad Parker creates lurid paintings that pull in influences from tiki, comics, and rock."
- Honolulu Magazine "The Best Of" 2012 Issue

http://www.tikishark.com

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Posted: 2013-08-10 4:15 pm   Permalink

a pencil study, ... inkin' it now, cause...

ALOHA!
http://youtu.be/7HTCkZXaAvY


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"Brad Parker creates lurid paintings that pull in influences from tiki, comics, and rock."
- Honolulu Magazine "The Best Of" 2012 Issue

www.tikishark.com htt

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K. Angel Pilago (Hawaiian Elder & my personal Yoda)


 
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Posted: 2013-08-11 06:18 am   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!
So - this is a pencil study for a current painting I am working on - (see my art blog in "other crafts") - It turned into an ink and acrylic illustration. There is a very important TIKI in the painting, and I wanted to get it's design down just right before I moved on. This is going to be part of a new big "Book Broject" art by me and words by S.P. Grogan (author of "Captain Cooked) - a Tiki Noir mystery pulp novel. Yes, it is called "The Red Tiki" - ah, so what do I do? Paint the darned thing Brown and Blue! No Red! HA! - Well, that's the layers of tinting process of painting with acrylic that I'm learning - red coloring comes next. Anyways, thank you all for all the questions on purchasing. I wasn't sure of cost because it kept evolving into something nicer. Now, it's almost done. $500.00 - no cash in the 'ol pay-pal yet, so it's still available. I will post it's finished version soon - then later today I go back to the canvas (yippee!) Here's a look at the rest of the project/painting so far...





Aloha!
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"Brad Parker creates lurid paintings that pull in influences from tiki, comics, and rock."
- Honolulu Magazine "The Best Of" 2012 Issue

http://www.tikishark.com

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Posted: 2013-08-12 7:12 pm   Permalink


Aloha Tiki Tribe! I was up early...after a night out celebrating my agents' Birthday (the big five Oh, and I don't mean the TV show Hawaii Five O!) So I might have been a little blurry eyed,

...but such nice folks came in to buy a full sized giclee on canvas of "Beyond the Reef" from the Wyland Kona Oceanfront Gallery - I HAD to stop in and say HEY! (and it helped drag my butt outa' bed and get me to da' Gym...)

..and they bought it from Susan Grimm - the New lady at the Wyland! - I think that was her first Tiki-Shark sale! So, OK, she's new at the Wyland, and new to Low-Brow and Tiki-Art, so I've been sending her all kinda' stuff about Tiki, and Exotica, Low-Brow Art...now she's starting to feel comfortable talking about the Art I do to to folks who come in. This was a big day , and it was good to be there for her too. Great person. Of course I made her watch and listen to this!
http://youtu.be/7HTCkZXaAvY And There's always something fun about showing people the world of TIKI-Culture, it's history and music. Cool stuff!

This is such a cool piece, and the Art patrons who bought it are huge Disney fans and totally caught the Pirates vibe from it. Saw it. Went away... couldn't stop thinking about it... and came back. But, what got 'em in the door was they wanted the TIKI mugs! What's funny is, The fella grew up here, has been by this gallery a million times, but never saw anything to make him go in...then saw teh tiki-mugs through the window! (Ah, tiki-mugs, how many of us know that as the gate-way to Tiki-Culture!) BIG ALOHA!

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www.tikishark.com
"You have not appropriated the Culture of Hawaii, the Culture of Hawaii has appropriated you."
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2013-08-12 9:09 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe! I don't know if I let you all know, but MahaloTiki is my mainland Rep now... please take a look at his web site for ordering Tiki-Shark art, now you won't have to pay for shipping from Hawaii! Check it out at www.mahalotiki.com or https://www.facebook.com/tikisharkarthawaii

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Posted: 2013-08-12 11:59 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!

I'm working on a canvas called "The Red Tiki Lounge".


I needed to stop and really make sure I had the design of the "RED TIKI" just right- or as good as I could get it. For me, a good tiki has to kick me in the gut, give me that thrill I got from seeing my first tiki. It can't be too goofy, or too historical, it's gotta scream "Tiki-Culture" and this one has to sit out side a Tiki Lounge... so needs to have that kinda feel. Also, it never hurts to think "hmmm, wonder if this would make a cool mug?".


So, I stopped and got out the super-duper cool thick raw paper sketch book (boy I love this thing, and have not seen another like it since I bought it. I should have bought every one they had, I'm down to my last precious pages of this beautiful thick, raw stock.


What started as a pencil sketch, turned into a ink study... now, it's a full-on "Ink & Acrylic illustration". I even did some acrylic techniques of layering in red over blue under-painting..and this thick paper took it with no problem! Love it! Anyways it's done, I dig this design, and I feel this sez "THE Red Tiki" for me - and will look cool in the painting. I really dig that little bit of red vs purple-blue I worked out on the highlights and shadows. I'm gonna pump that up more in the painting, use it to greater areas... That will help me pick out what lighting will go where in the painting so I can keep that effect.
SO, now that I got my Tiki Design, instead of letting this just sit in a forgotten sketch book like I used to, I dig selling my studies to folks , so they can go up in their home-tiki-bars, or galleries. Make a cool lower priced original piece of art, that can have a print of the final painting along side it - great conversation starters at tiki cocktail parties (I imagine)... "Oh that print? Yeah that's cool, and here's an original study Brad did of the tiki in the painting..." Swanky. Very Swanky! so It's for SALE! My agent suggest $500.00. Wow, sure the prices of my work has , finally , been steadily going up, so yeah, a gallery would sell it for that easy. But, here on TC, I'm not a gallery. You got a direct line to my Art studio, so I'll just take off the 50% a gallery (well, some galleries put on 60%) would stick on the piece for sale. So let's say $250.00. What do you think? I have no plans to make this into a edition of prints, Limited or not - this is the only one. It may get used in a book. A book of my art, along with a tiki-noir mystery being written by S.P. Grogan (author of Captain cooked -a neat little mystery that all takes place on the big island - and uses my art on the cover.) Anyway, that might tell you why this tiki design is so important.


- the books title is "Atomic Dreams in the Red Tiki Lounge", and centers around the theft of a 300 lb Tiki from out side a Tiki Lounge right at the end of WWII. A seamingly impossible crime.. with many unforeseen reprocussions as the story unfolds. There's the birth of Tiki-Culture, mystery, action, romance, and even a bit of supernatural events in the story so far - plus ALL my art. Gonna be something different than just an art book. Anyways, There is only one Red Tiki Study - it can be yours... Hey, imagine this... that same tiki-cocktail party; you might be looking at the print of the painting, & the Tiki study... then, you pull out a copy of the BOOK! Ultra-Swanky! Personal message me. First come first serve. Thank you so much for all the support and Aloha!

"The Red Tiki"
(study for painting)
"Ink & Acrylic illustration" on heavy paper,
9" x 12"
$250.00

- I take pay Pal. Personal message me.

Ultra-Swanky Aloha!
Brad (tiki-shark) Parker


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From: The Big Island o' Hawaii
Posted: 2013-08-13 08:10 am   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!
- SOLD -
"The Red Tiki":
Ink & Acrylic illustration on paper, 9" x 12". Mahalo everyone who inquired, & thanks for the support & Aloha.
BP~


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