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Featured Artist: Mike Parillo

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Los Angeles, CA

Mike Parillo's first artistic tool was not a paintbrush, it was a shovel. Back when most of us were still falling-leaf heel sliding down bunny hills (or skiing), Parillo was hand crafting snowboarding's first serious terrain parks. From the depths of his imagination, demented shapes and forms were called forth and sculpted into mountains of snow for the leaders of the new school nation to play on. And so it was that the style of snowboarding made a great evolutionary leap, using Parillo's bold inventiveness as a launching pad.

One of the innovators from this early scene, snowboarding legend Jamie Lynn, inspired Parillo to try his hand at painting. Jamie then used one of his first pieces as a graphic for one of the boards in his Lib Tech pro-model series. Volcom used another in their landmark video, The Garden. And the rest, as they say, is history. Parillo has been a creative force, working quietly behind the scenes, ever since. His paintings have been shown in solo shows from Europe to California. His art has been displayed on snowboard bases every year since 1995, adorning many beloved board series like Terje's Balance line, Burton's early Customs,Countless Lib Techs and Travis Rice's 2006/07, 2008/09, 2010/11, 2011/12 and forth coming 2015/15 pro models—to name a few.