Palehorse

Chris Parks is the digital illustrator and fine artist known as Palehorse. Growing up on a steady diet of straight edge hardcore, Tampa metal bands, skateboarding and tattoo art, Chris later became formally trained in Graphic & Interactive Communication at the Ringling College of Art & Design. After graduation and 4 years of emersion into the design agency world by day and taking on freelance illustration projects for bands and surf/skate companies by night, Chris took the leap to open his own studio and gallery space in 2006. With well over a decade of experience now as a professional illustrator, Palehorse creates incredibly rich and detailed work, that draws influence from his roots, combined with an ongoing fascination for traditional Southeast Asian and Latin cultures, cultivated by travel and a love of temples, nature, esoteric art, mythology and spiritual practice.In addition to his silk screened gig posters, skateboards, apparel designs, murals and gallery artwork, the bold, colorful and intricate illustrations of Palehorse have been commissioned by clients such as: Under Armour, Nike, Mini Cooper, DC Snowboards, WWE, Hasbro, Penguin Books, Modelo, Brisk, Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age, Primus, Sonos, Variety Magazine, Wired Magazine and many others.