posted on August 26, 2012 at 2:28 pm

starring astrid aurora and eve proudly modelling their time being tea shirts (sure!!)

it occurred to me whilst talking to holly who handles my art empire

that i had been painting exactly 10 years now

since i began in 2002 as a suggestion of my brother john

who asked me to do some artwork for freaky conclusions

he auctioned it off at the end

and there was a demand for more

and so i started painting

struggling at first then steadily progressing (i guess)

anyway i am pleased to offer you 2 of my paintings on a t shirt

fall in love also the cover of monsters n mirages box set

this a paining from a photo of me for starfish photo session

secondly we have jesus in bondi

a lovely handsome happy messiah strumming in a bondi flat

please feel free to buy a tee and walk around in it!

thank you


33 Responses to “10 years of painting t”

  1. avatar
    eekie | 26 August 2012 at 2:57 pm #

    “and so i started painting
    struggling at first then steadily progressing (i guess)”

    One of the very first things that attracted me to your art was your use of colour (and of contrast in the black and white pieces you did). So many people are quite timid with colour — you were (and still are) always bold. And you quickly found your own style. It’s grown and developed as your techniques and skills have, but there is continuity of style in your work. It’s a real pleasure to watch you blossom into a solid, and often inspired, fine artist.

    Your work has become so much more sophisticated over the years, but I will always love that triptych you painted for me just after I lost out on that auction.

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      david | 28 August 2012 at 3:01 pm #

      …sordid and insipid..oh …solid and inspired ..(just kidding)
      Hey-Zeus in Bondi of my favs …first print i bought . Sellersville.
      ..any Killer kilts in the offing?
      …having and wishing wonderfulday!

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        david | 28 August 2012 at 3:09 pm #

        ….also Proud owner of Catullus and Sutra of Disappearance…
        i ve often thought about a “Works owned by Fans”
        based show for Steves art..sounds like alot of work and organization ..hmmmmm..would bring alot of cool heads together ..hmmm sounds like a job for Super Eek!

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    Nick Peters | 26 August 2012 at 3:36 pm #

    Have always loved that Jesus in Bondi image. Do you know what t-shirt stock is being used? It could make a difference on the sizing for me.

    • avatar
      Admin | 26 August 2012 at 7:12 pm #

      Our tshirts are from, the tees our girls have on larges, but they are pinned back and made to look smaller and tighter than they are. They girls would be a small normally I’d say.

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        Nick Peters | 26 August 2012 at 9:58 pm #

        Thanks, that’s very helpful.

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    linjo | 26 August 2012 at 5:55 pm #

    Lovely to see the Kilbey beauties. Love your art Steve. I look at it frequently. Who says who’s art is the best? I find that a bit perplexing. Just finished a biography on Brett Whiteley. I have looked at his art over the years and don’t really find it that wonderful. Certainly nothing I would want to hang on my wall, though his excellence of course has been recognised since he was a young man. Linda x

  4. avatar
    linjo | 26 August 2012 at 6:17 pm #

    though I do like his birds. My favourite Kilbey is ‘The Ice Mare’ x

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    Boriah | 26 August 2012 at 7:15 pm #

    I want one! Aurora is the best.

  6. avatar
    Boriah | 26 August 2012 at 8:00 pm #

    I made the pre-order. I wish Biggles could form a band. I’d buy everything.

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    hellbound heart | 26 August 2012 at 8:50 pm #

    look forward to seeing them in my mailbox!!

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    Kohl Ette | 26 August 2012 at 11:38 pm #

    Interesting afternoon at the Whisper bar… whisper haha… leading to mishearings and misunderstandings. As if I’d think a Painter’s and Docker’s song was the Church but thanks for your apology and apologies once again for errors on my part, always erring. Very human for an alien, me. I might buy a t too.

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    BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 27 August 2012 at 12:16 am #

    Congrats on 10 years with brush in hand !!!

    The lovely young ladies make excellent models. What a proud papa you must be.
    I’m looking forward to ordering all 3 and than a second set for a mutual friend.
    Just found out yesterday that Ben nearly lost his wife Krystyna in July to a serious
    health complication. Oh man, he is real feeling low. Krys is doing better now but old
    StealthBlue took a massive amount of damage to his stress meter and his heart. I’m doing my best
    to lift up his spirits, I believe a set of these wonderful treasures will help.

    Congrats on the launch of the new ‘Kilbey Clothing Line’ …

    Fine art captured on fine material for a multitude of fine family and friends !!!

    Enjoy Life !


  10. avatar
    jesus left chicago | 27 August 2012 at 12:34 am #

    jesus left chicago and headed down to bondi beach

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    fatty | 27 August 2012 at 12:36 am #

    need an xlarge or 2x size jesus bondi

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    Tracey Dixon | 27 August 2012 at 8:22 am #

    I think your paintings are absolutely wonderful Steve ,the colours ,the style and the madness and beauty in them,you are very clever,I went to Art School and still struggle,you have hit your stride.

  13. avatar
    Bernadette Keys | 27 August 2012 at 2:27 pm #

    Cool t’s. A buddhist friend told me it takes 150 000 hours to become a master. Dunno if I’ll ever get there……

  14. avatar
    hippy | 28 August 2012 at 5:18 am #

    How about XL’s for us fat guys?

  15. avatar
    andy | 28 August 2012 at 7:14 am #

    oh dear….
    nothing big enough for my huge bulk!
    sure look good on the girls though…….

    • avatar
      linjo | 28 August 2012 at 5:56 pm #

      What’s this! Steve selling TTB undies then dear Andy? xxx

  16. avatar
    ASSMIDGET | 28 August 2012 at 4:08 pm #

    We don;t mistakes.. Just happy accidents.

  17. avatar
    Admin | 28 August 2012 at 6:11 pm #

    *NOTE* XL and 2XL tshirts are available in our shop now.

  18. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 August 2012 at 8:35 pm #

    The necks on those shirts are too damn low, dude!

  19. avatar
    davem | 29 August 2012 at 6:33 pm #

    The Unearthed bag looks fab….

  20. avatar
    dork | 30 August 2012 at 12:56 pm #

    gosh the kids grew up fast

  21. avatar
    BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 30 August 2012 at 1:57 pm #

    I would really like to see the original artwork that is available to bid on for potential purchase. I cannot seem to ‘link’ to what is in stock and available from within this website. I’m sorry if I am doing something wrong, or is the ‘cart in front of the horse’ regarding that news update about the ‘bidding’ concept that will be used to make some (all) these wonderful treasures ready for immediate purchase…

    A great concept – Killer !!!

    someone please help if u can…


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      BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 30 August 2012 at 2:11 pm #

      I just purchased a MnM shirt and , maybe its a statement but…
      $53.49 US dollars for 1 large black t-shirt is a bit steep…I was SO
      planning on buying 2 complete sets of shirts available but sadly
      it may cost me $214…
      And I probably will do it after I see the highly anticipated quality of
      these shirts. My Painkiller shirt is still one of my of my all time favs …and I
      have plenty in my daily attire…

      That is is first ‘Kilbey Artwork’ solo t-shirt created outside of the church …I believe so…
      is that correct ???

      Thanx Killer !!!

      I will send a honest comment after receipt of my initial order…


    • avatar
      holly | 30 August 2012 at 3:18 pm #

      Click here.
      This will take you to the details of the sale. At the end of the details is a list of links to all the art pages and a brief description of what is on each page.
      Hope this helps!

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        BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 31 August 2012 at 1:20 am #

        Thanx Holly !!!

        This artwork is incredible and the sale is top notch..I need to really do my research…I would like to pass down a painting to my children who have grown up with Steve being a voice filling our home almost everyday…Lullaby and all P=A was/is the soundtrack of our lives and was played at my wedding, much to the dismay of the guests who later warmed up and converted !!!

        Grand Wishes on the sale !!!


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    Kraig | 30 August 2012 at 6:32 pm #

    All I can say is that we (the Wifey and I) enjoy “The Lonely City” painting everyday that hangs oh so eloquently on our living room wall, we see it every morning, every night, afternoon, when I wake up from the couch on occasion, etc. Friends gleam over it, it is the most awesome painting ever that I have! Thanks Steve for the cool ass painting and several other prints I purchased! Keep it up my man! P.S. Love the short poem song that comes on CD with the “Art Man Technology CD” too! Goes with the painting so perfectly! Lovely painting/song to go with each other. I have the mp3 of The Lonely City on my iPhone and play for friends/relatives when they ask me about the painting…it’s definitely a conversation piece for sure! Priceless if you ask me! Also need to mention that Holly is the upmost professional when it comes to ordering ANY of Steve’s artworks…so what is everyone waiting for!!?? Save your precious shiny pennies and go get one!

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      thetimebeing | 30 August 2012 at 7:25 pm #

      im glad it went to a good home kraig!

      • Kraig
        Kraig | 30 August 2012 at 8:58 pm #

        Hey Steve, you think you could track down any picture when that was taking place from your own pad and send to me? Would most definately give me a background of “how/when/where” it was painted? Nonetheless, if not, it is at a grand place, AND WILL ALWAYS BE in our “living room” in case we ever move, etc. That’s for sure. When we got it we took great care in preserving it in UV protective covering, and destictive preserved look of it all. Delicious, Thanks Man!

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