Chris Parks 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 as a graphic designer and typographer at the Ringling College of Art & Design. After spending his early years learning the ropes at a design agency by day and taking on freelance illustration projects by night, Chris took the leap to open his first studio and gallery space in 2006. With well over a decade now of experience as a professional artist, Chris continues to draw influence from his roots, combined with an ongoing fascination for ancient Asian and Latin cultures, cultivated by travel and research into sacred art. A curiosity to better understand the esoteric meanings behind the images, deities and mythologies of these cultures eventually lead Chris to view his creative process as part of a greater spiritual practice where he invokes Buddhist, Hindu and Toltec philosophies to guide his work and tune into to the universal, creative force that is flowing through everyone and everything in existence.
In addition to his screen-printed gig posters, skate decks,  T-shirts and gallery artwork, the bold, colorful and intricate illustrations of Palehorse have been commissioned by companies such as: Nike, Mini Cooper, DC, WWE, Hasbro, Penguin Books, Modelo, Brisk, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Sonos, Variety Magazine, Wired Magazine and many others.
Palehorse is represented by Bernstein and Andriulli in NYC
Email: info@ba-reps.com for commission inquiries
The Palehorse studio located in Downtown St. Petersburg, FL. USA
Email: chris@palehorsedesign.com
Studio Phone: 727-823-6202
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