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Derrick Villalpando, is a Los Angeles born artist that has been making art for as long as he can remember. He was inspired early on by cartoons and comic books and later on by Surrealism, Mexican murals and the vibrant art found throughout the streets of his native southern California hometown. He went on to study illustration and received his BFA from Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon. He currently lives in Portland where he awaits the next opportunity to put his creative mind to the test.