Hernan Palacios, Whittier, CA Member Since January 2011 Artist Statement Hernan Palacios was born in El Salvador, raised in Whittier, CA. Hernan was born with a talent of an artist, at 3 year old he discovered his ability to draw, everyday he would practice to develop his talent. During all his child life he never attended any special art school of any kind, he would draw every afternoon out side his apartment were he only had one old dinning table and and old chair to sit on. at age 7 he won his first art contest in his elementary school, and years after to when he was a teen he attended Jr High were he started his first art class, once he attended Whittier High School he was guided by his great art teacher Marcelo Bermudez same art teacher that guided John Lasseter (Pixar Studios) creator of Toy Story, and Monster Inc, Mr Bermudez help Hernan develop his color drawing talent. Now Hernan is a Successful Graphic/Packaging Designer Married to his wonderful wife Neftali Palacios and have a cute daughter Kayla Palacios future Artist.