Chris Parks is the digital illustrator and fine artist known as Palehorse. Growing up on a steady diet of punk music, skateboarding and tattoos, 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 action sports 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 and typographer, Palehorse creates incredibly rich and detailed work that serves as a constant quest for Self discovery and evolution. Inspired by a growing fascination for spiritual practice, sacred art, ancient scriptures and world mythology, his artwork aims to grab attention quickly, captivating the imagination and pointing towards the ineffable spirit that lies beyond the material world.
In addition to his multi-media gallery work, murals, screen-prints, skateboards and apparel designs, the bold, colorful and intricate illustrations of Palehorse have been commissioned by companies such as: National Geographic, FX, Under Armour, Nike, Mini Cooper, DC Shoes, WWE, Hasbro, Penguin Books, Modelo, Brisk, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Sonos, Variety Magazine, Wired Magazine and many others.