Eric Estrada has three major influences in life: fishing, music, and art.
Born and raised in Miami, he spent every weekend of his childhood in the Florida Keys. Once in high school, he got into the graffiti scene. At the age of 16, he was mentored by a well known Miami artist. It was with him, where he began to get paid for artwork. Not on walls or canvas, but on high end power boats.
But in his college years, he picked up a rod and got back into fishing. Fishing quickly took over his life, and lead him to the Everglades.
Where fishing became a lifestyle, rather than just a hobby. By the time he picked up his first canvas, the only thing on his mind was fly fishing. On those windy days that fishing just wouldn’t work, he would get lost on canvas. What one would see in one of his paintings is a moment he remembers. Portrayed as he sees it.