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Lava Surfer
Acrylic on Canvas
NOT Available as a Print.
This was never photographed, as we didn't know I'm become a painter anyone would want to collect. (sorry. Prints start with "The Sunken Tiki")


Brad (Tiki Shark) Parker
"You have not appropriated the Culture of Hawaii…the Culture of Hawaii has appropriated you."
K. Angel Pilago (Hawaiian Elder & my own personal Yoda)

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The Ghost Shark
Acrylic On Canvas
NOT Available as a Print.
This was never photographed, as we didn't know I'm become a painter anyone would want to collect. (sorry. Prints start with "The Sunken Tiki")


Brad (Tiki Shark) Parker
"You have not appropriated the Culture of Hawaii…the Culture of Hawaii has appropriated you."
K. Angel Pilago (Hawaiian Elder & my own personal Yoda)

[ Edited by: Tiki Shark Art 2014-10-17 17:48 ]


The Skull
Acrylic on canvas
NOT Available as a Print.
This was never photographed, as we didn't know I'm become a painter anyone would want to collect. (sorry. Prints start with "The Sunken Tiki")


Brad (Tiki Shark) Parker
"You have not appropriated the Culture of Hawaii…the Culture of Hawaii has appropriated you."
K. Angel Pilago (Hawaiian Elder & my own personal Yoda)

[ Edited by: Tiki Shark Art 2014-10-17 17:49 ]


The Hut
Acrylic on canvas

NOT Available as a Print.
This was never photographed, as we didn't know I'm become a painter anyone would want to collect. (sorry. Prints start with "The Sunken Tiki")


Brad (Tiki Shark) Parker
"You have not appropriated the Culture of Hawaii…the Culture of Hawaii has appropriated you."
K. Angel Pilago (Hawaiian Elder & my own personal Yoda)

[ Edited by: Tiki Shark Art 2014-10-17 17:49 ]


"Pele's Magic Pineapple"
acrylic on canvas

NOT Available as a Print.
This was never photographed, as we didn't know I'm become a painter anyone would want to collect. (sorry. Prints start with "The Sunken Tiki")


Brad (Tiki Shark) Parker
"You have not appropriated the Culture of Hawaii…the Culture of Hawaii has appropriated you."
K. Angel Pilago (Hawaiian Elder & my own personal Yoda)

[ Edited by: Tiki Shark Art 2014-10-17 17:49 ]


"The Sunken Tiki"
acrylic on canvas


"The Tourist"
Acrylic on canvas

NOT Available as a Print.
This was never photographed, as we didn't know I'm become a painter anyone would want to collect. (sorry. Prints start with "The Sunken Tiki")


Brad (Tiki Shark) Parker
"You have not appropriated the Culture of Hawaii…the Culture of Hawaii has appropriated you."
K. Angel Pilago (Hawaiian Elder & my own personal Yoda)

[ Edited by: Tiki Shark Art 2014-10-17 17:50 ]


"The Moon of Manakoora"
24" x 30"
Acrylic on canvas


Brad (Tiki Shark) Parker

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http://www.tikishark.com
Aloha Tiki Tribe! This is the "Moon of Manakoora". It's a 24" x 30" acrylic on canvas. Sold years ago, now a limited edition, signed & numbered giclee (art print) full size on canvas, or a giclee on paper at 16" x 20". All my giclees are museum quality made right here on the Big Island, with archival fade resistant inks - no fading, EVEN in a bright room, even better in a dark home-tiki-Bar! It's named after the exotica tune by Martin Denny, from the movie The Hurricane" (1937) where it's sung by Dorothy LAMOUR. It's one of my first big TIKI-ART paintings that was properly photographed for the creation of high end giclee prints. It's about my experiences on the Big Island a while back when I was hangin' out in Puna, and going to alot of "full Moon Raves". These beautiful giclees can be bought through http://www.mahalotiki.com
or http://www.wylandbigisland.com

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"Forbidden Island"
24" x 48"
Acrylic on Canvas


Brad (Tiki Shark) Parker

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http://www.tikishark.com
"Forbidden Island" 24" x 48", acrylic on canvas. I painted this in the exact size ratio to be a wrap around for a CD case. Luckily, a while later, I was able to see that come true when the "The Crazed Mugs" used this art as the cover art for their Album "Find Forbidden Island". This piece also won entry into the art contest - "Spectrum 15: The Years Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art" in 2007. It' s since been reproduced in Tiki Magazine, my 2011 Calendar, and even the swanky French magazine "KUSTOM": it was used in a special 16 page booklet about my art that was made to look like a vintage comic book "Tales from the Tiki Lounge" & came poly-bagged with their Hawaiian Issue. "Forbidden Island" is a double page fold out. Inspiration for the painting came from the film "Forbidden Planet". The painting has various things in it relating to the story in that classic Sci-Fi Movie. The painting sold long ago, but "Forbidden Island" is now for sale as full sized giclees on canvas, and 16" x 20" giclees on paper. You can purchase them through http://www.Mahalotiki.com or http://www.wylandbigisland.com

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"Bela Lugosi Has A Zombie"
30" x 24"
Acrylic on canvas

Bela won entry into SPECTRUM 16!
http://www.spectrumfantasticart.com
Spreading that tiki culture makes me soooo happy!


Brad (Tiki Shark) Parker

[email protected]
http://www.tikishark.com
"Bela Lugosi Has a Zombie" 24" x 30" Acrylic on Canvas. This painting was inspired by the film "White Zombie" 1932. It is the very first Zombie movie. Bela Lugosi was at his peak, just finished his awesome Universal Dracula, this film was an independent film. Béla Lugosi stars as the antagonist, Murder Legendre. Bela is awesome wearing nearly silent movie "Heavy" make up, ultra-arched eye brows, and a forked beard. Many of the films visuals are haunting and have been used by many horror films since. I wanted to play off the word "Zombie" - we have the "King of the Zombies", offering you a "Zombie" to drink, while in the back ground, at the bottom of 13 stairs a "zombie" waiter brings more drinks up to the tiki-bar. "Béla Lugosi has a Zombie" won entry into the art contest - "Spectrum 16: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art". It's since become a treating card, Halloween card, and appeared in my calendars. I thought it was too strange and would never sell, but there is a large and devoted following base of Lugosi fans out there, and this painting sold easily. I recall being extremely happy when this piece went out into the world, thinking, "wow, if this isn't "Low-Brow Art" I don't know what is!" Now it's for sale as a limited edition, full sized, giclee (museum quality Art print made with archival fade resistant inks) on Canvas, and a giclee on paper, 16" x 20", from http://www.mahalotiki.com. or, http://www.wylandbigisland.com

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"Tiki of the Blue Pool"
acrylic on canvas


Brad (Tiki Shark) Parker

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http://www.tikishark.com
Aloha Tiki Tribe! This is "Tiki of the Blue Pool". Acrylic on canvas, 10" x 30". I painted this one hot tropical summer when the volcano was pouring out VOG - "Volcanic Fog" which can blanket Kona, and make it look like a prehistoric island, swirling with vapors so thick you couldn't see 50 yards, ...and you'd expect to see dinosaurs lurking through the wet tropical murk. I don't know if this is my best piece, but it sure is my top selling. It was a study in the Hot RED sunsets the vog created in Kona. With a cool blue light coming the other way, to make the tiki POP out of canvas. I did this by placing a dancing Blue fire ball on the lagoon's water. On the Big Island, "green/blue" fire-balls are seen flying between the volcanic peaks and wandering through the jungle areas down south near the lava flows close to the area called Puna. Some kind of natural optical effect often seen - caused by living on an active volcano? Maybe. I also heard folks talk about spirits, Hawaiian mythology, and other such things. Who knows. The Big Island is a hot bed for interesting sights and experiences. This is a popular image with locals and tourists alike. The original was purchased by another artist - who I look up to quite a bit, and it's a thrill to know it hangs in his home. Now you can buy it as a museum quality giclee (fine art print) made with archival fade resistant inks, on canvas, same size as the original, or a giclee on paper 16" x 20". Contact http://www.mahalotiki.com or http://www.wylandbigisland.com

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"The Menehunes Come Out At Night"
30" x 24"
acrylic on canvas
"The Menehunes Come Out At Night", 24" x 30", acrylic on Canvas. This appeared in Tiki Magazine on their Tiki-Art featured "Page-7"... The painting's inspiration is from a story told to me by a Hawaiian friend who swore while camping on the beach one night, he had gone on a full moon walk into the jungle to "make water", as he came back, he saw, from a distance, "small dark figures" dancing around his fire he'd made on the beach. When he got to his camp site, the small figures were gone. Also, a Honolulu Police office swore to me that on several nights, he had seen "small dark figures" running/climbing up and down the tall palm trees in a court yard of a famous Historic Hotel in Waikiki. He would not tell me which hotel, but said the locals who work there never go to that court yard at night. Both these stories fit the stories of "Menehunes"; the "little people" of Hawaii. They only come out at night. It was not properly photographed, and as of now is NOT a giclee art print.


Brad (Tiki Shark) Parker
"Brad Parker creates lurid paintings that pull in influences from tiki, comics, and rock."

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"Diga Diga Doo"
acrylic on canvas

"Diga Diga Doo" won entry into SPECTRUM 17!
http://www.spectrumfantasticart.com
Spreading the tiki culture (yipee!)


Brad (Tiki Shark) Parker

[email protected]
http://www.tikishark.com

"Diga Diga Doo", 24" x 18", acrylic on canvas. It's inspiration was the Martin Denny cover of the 1928 Broadway tune "Diga Diga Doo" - Denny's amazing other-worldy-animal-bird-sounds version is exotica taken to a surreal level - as most good exotica tunes are; surreal sound pictures of non-exsistant far-away-places. "Diga Diga Doo" became a Tiki-Mug produced by Tiki Farm, and was so popular, they also produced a small "little Dig": (the small mug you see in the painting) shot glass sized. These are very rare. "Diga Diga Doo" won entry into "SPECTRUM 17 The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art" & hung in an art show at the birthplace of Low-Brow Art; "La Luz de Jesus Gallery" in Los Angeles. "Diga Diga Doo's" been reproduced in various magazines in various countries, as well as in calendars, cards, stickers, and was featured in the book "Surf Graphics" by Korero Publishing UK; a collection of the top 50 "Outsider Artists" in the world. The original is sold. You can purchase a limited edition, signed & numbered giclee on canvas print (same size as the original) or a signed 16" x 20" giclee on heavy paper. All art prints are museum quality, made with archival, fade resistant inks. These swanky "Diga Diga Doo" items can be purchased through http://www.mahalotiki.com or http://www.wylandbigisland.com. Aloha!

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"Tiki Cat"
30" x 24"
Acrylic on canvas
~This image was inspired by my cat, and the urge to create something extremely Kitsch, very Hawaiian, and Tiki, and to see if I could get it out into the mainstream-tourist-gift-world, with out "them" knowing it was really "Low-Brow Art". It worked. It's now reproduced all over Hawaii. You can find it as birthday cards, refrigerator magnets, stickers, in calendars, post card sets, etc... It's an image that seemed to dig into the pop-culture here and take hold. I have a strange feeling that, like the vintage Hawaiiana images from the 30's, it will be reproduced on hawaiian post cards long after I am gone. Which was the point. This painting actually scared me when I was about 3/4 of the way through. I thought "Am I insane? What the heck am I doing?" This is a silly cat playing a ukulele, in a Hawaiian Aloha Shirt, on the beach in Waikiki... but painted with every drop of careful rendering love I could muster. It took a very long time, as I very carefully painted with tiny brushes every hair and grain of sand...months of work; on a cartoon cat. When I doubted my own sanity, that's when I knew I had been successful in creating a piece of real "Low-Brow Art". I knew It was going to work. Each piece since then, I try to push myself and the image until I feel doubt and fear about what I am doing. The humorous painting "The Widow" (a cat wearing a lace collar) by Frederick Dielman, early 1860's-70's is always shown as an example of "Kitsch Art". A cat then had to be my subject - plus my love of a previous pet, and when you look deep into the eyes of this painting, you will see how my cat saw herself; as the deadly, jungle-queen and ultimate huntress-of-the-night. Cat owners always get the joke.


Brad (Tiki Shark) Parker
"Brad Parker creates lurid paintings that pull in influences from tiki, comics, and rock."

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"The Exotic Traveler"
30" x 24"
Acrylic on canvas


"Jungle Witch"
30" x 24"
Acrylic on Canvas


Brad (Tiki Shark) Parker

[email protected]
http://www.tikishark.com
http://www.myspace.com/Lotus_Land
http://www.cocktailnation.net
http://www.sargentsfineart.com/artist/parker.php

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"Mister Mai Tai"
30" x 24"
Acylic on canvas


"The Magician"
20" x 10"
acrylic on canvas


"Faster Than Disaster"
30" x 24"
acrylic on canvas


"The Were Wolf of Waikiki"
14" x 11"
Acrylic on canvas


Brad (Tiki Shark) Parker

[email protected]
http://www.tikishark.com
http://www.myspace.com/Lotus_Land
http://www.cocktailnation.net
http://www.sargentsfineart.com/artist/parker.php

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"The Kreature from Kona"
14" x 11"
Acrylic on canvas
Good news!

"The Kreature from Kona" won entry into SPECTRUM 18!
http://www.spectrumfantasticart.com
Spreading the tiki culture (yipee!)


Brad (Tiki Shark) Parker

[email protected]
http://www.tikishark.com
http://www.myspace.com/Lotus_Land
http://www.cocktailnation.net
http://www.sargentsfineart.com/artist/parker.php

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"Dracula Drinks... a Mai Tai"
14" x 11"
Acrylic on canvas


Brad (Tiki Shark) Parker

[email protected]
http://www.tikishark.com
http://www.myspace.com/Lotus_Land
http://www.cocktailnation.net
http://www.sargentsfineart.com/artist/parker.php

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"Frankenstein goes to Hawaii"
14" x 11"
acrylic on canvas


Brad (Tiki Shark) Parker

[email protected]
http://www.tikishark.com
http://www.myspace.com/Lotus_Land
http://www.cocktailnation.net
http://www.sargentsfineart.com/artist/parker.php

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Right on Bruddah !!! Some Great Stuff !!! You got some mad skills and wicked talent!!

Wow! So nice to see all these together! Great work Brad!

Hey Slowpoke!
Glad you finally got to the picnic!
There may be a cookie,some warm kool-aid,and potato salad left over...

great to see these in Chronological order!
Now everytime you hit a wall
come back here and gaze at the incredible progress you've made
since starting your Tiki Journey!
You're achieving techniques and looks
that i bet surprise even you!
like i said before
BRAD is RAD!
:)

Welcome to the Gallery
we've been expecting you....

J

Simply outstanding Brad!!!


"Tales from the Tiki Lounge, issue #1"
10" x 7"
digital

i love the hawaiian petroglph
comic codes stamp!

Your Tiki art is very well done Parker.

Thanks Tiki Tribe!

LLT ~ Thanks Buddy! It's the "Cocktails Code Authority" Stamp that makes it legit! :)
LuisDiazArt - Big Mahalo


Brad (Tiki Shark) Parker

[email protected]
http://www.tikishark.com
http://www.myspace.com/Lotus_Land
http://www.cocktailnation.net
http://www.sargentsfineart.com/artist/parker.php

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"Tales from the Tiki Lounge" ssue #2 - The Were-Wolf of Waikiki
10" x 7"
Giclee on Paper
Digital

oh SNAP!
Looks even better than a petroglyph!
It's a DRINK!

Issue #2
Awesome!
Try rotating the scratchy filters Horizontally/Vertically or 180 degrees
to give each issue's texture a lil bit different look!

Just a helpful hint that we do at work
Nobody likes a clone!

Awesome!
I wish you'd talk to Berni Wrightson and a few other artists
to do the insides!

I imagine this ad would be in it....

I'd illustrate something, too. :)

How about a Zombie Biker?

B
BigToe posted on Mon, Jun 7, 2010 8:47 AM

Mr Shark! those covers are AWESOME!!!!!!

i need to see the full comics!!! when r they coming out!!??!!

no really, u need to develop em.

Mr. Toe

T

I'll join that list!
Merinuk's the one that comes to mind for the guts.

B

The Best odd, cool stuff in town, Thanks Shark

Aloha, and big Mahalo Everyone!

While I'm making more vintage "Tales of the Tiki Lounge" covers, I was approached by the Maui Time Weekly magazine to let them reproduce my art on the the cover of their "Best of Maui" issue in 3-D!

It's kinda cool with the red / blue 3-D glasses!

I liked the promo post card they did too!

Mahalo!
B~

oh yeah....

Love your Creature Piece Brad!

As you can see why:

Awesome work man!

Paul

Cool!
Nothing says 3-D like the Kreature!
Hey, I already told the Maui Time Weekly that they should think ahead to the Halloween issue and offered them the use of this image!

Brad, your work ROCKS!!!!! Pure inspiration!

dave

Monster-rific!

Awesome Work Brad!

Paul

Great work on the covers brad. poster size coming????


The Invisibile Surfer
14" x 11"
acrylic on canvas


"The Cat O' Nine Cocktails"
24" x 30"
acrylic on canvas

detail

detail

detail

I had a flu-bug and a fever while I painted the sky over and over on and over again on this one... but it has such power , such depth now... it may be my favorite piece.


Brad (Tiki Shark) Parker
"Brad Parker creates lurid paintings that pull in influences from tiki, comics, and rock."

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"Hawaiian Ninja (Subzero becomes a mixologist)
14" x 11"
acrylic on canvas

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