Founder and owner of Pastrana Unlimited Airbrush Studios, Alan Pastrana was born and raised in the New York City borough of Queens. Alan attended the Fashion Institute of Technology (F.I.T.) in Manhattan where he majored in Illustration. He’s proficient with a variety of media, such as oils, watercolors, acrylics, pen-and-ink, Photoshop, Illustrator, and most of all, airbrushing. Alan has an extensive background in life drawing, painting, and portraiture work, and plies his skills to create outstanding artwork on automotive surfaces (motorcycles, cars, etc), and fine art commissions. His clients include Nike SB, Old Navy, Arts in Architecture, Jennifer Adams Interior Design Group, RP Miller Inc., N.Y. METS major league baseball organization, Indian Motorcycle, Orange County Choppers O.C.C., Rock City Motorcycles, Brothers Harley Davidson, Patrick Baker and Sons Church Restoration, BBDO, Ovation guitars, Kanye West, Rachel Platten, Peppermint Schnapps, and The Patrón Spirits Company.
Alan Pastrana has been airbrushing and Illustrating for over Twenty five years. He runs a reputable and successful business as lead artist and owner of Pastrana Unlimited Airbrush Studios, LLC. , of Plainville, Connecticut. Pastrana Unlimited specializes in automotive airbrushing and custom graphics, painting everything from custom choppers and hot rods, to canvas illustrations and even aircraft. Alan is an extremely talented artist whose artwork has been seen in many publications, including Extreme Motorcycle Art, the book by Merrel publishing, Easyriders magazine (October 2007), European magazine Custom Motorruder (January 2008), Cover of Airbrush Step by Step (April 2014), V-Twin magazine (October 2007), and has been on three covers of Airbrush Action Magazine. He has a highly successful instructional DVD, Hip Hop Art with Alan Pastrana, and he’s currently head instructor of the Pin-Up class for the world-renowned Airbrush Getaway workshop program. Pastrana is also featured in Coastairbrushtv with his highly acclaimed instructional video “El Padrino”.