We ran across Eric Estrada’s art after some deep digging in fishing and boat forums a couple of months ago, and since then we’ve come to appreciate his unique graffiti-inspired style and south Florida gangstery je ne sais quoi.
Eric was featured on MidCurrent last month, and in the bio there he reveals some of the backstory for his work: “I spent every weekend of my childhood in the Keys, from Key Largo to Key West, wading with my parents and fishing from boats and bridges. My father is a sign painter by trade and was always painting. When I hit high school, I began doing graffiti. That phase lasted through high school, and when I was 16 a local well-known graffiti artist asked me to be his assistant. I began assisting him in painting high-end power boats, doing custom graphics on the hulls.”
You can see more of his work–and some of the videos he’s been involved in making–on iamwaseone.com.