Northside artist turns graffiti into career

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HOUSTON, TX-- Roland Saldana never knew when he was airbrushing t-shirts at Astroworld as a kid that he would one day end up making a career out of spray painting. But that's what he's done, recently turning his buddy's garage into a tribute to Houston's many sports teams. The 20-foot Texans mural features J.J. Watt busting through the plaster and, after being posted online, went viral, increasing Saldana's demand and business.

His website,, has been flooded with requests to recreate the mural in others homes. But this is not Saldana's first taste of success. His work has been featured in music videos by Beyoncé and Bun B.

"I've done some of my best work in other people's homes," Saldana says, acknowledging he may never again see much of his artwork. "I walk away with a photograph and an experience. That's it."



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