Marco Almera's artistic career emerged from the Southern California surfing, skateboarding and rock ‘n’ roll subculture of the late '80s. As a Southern California native, the artist was inspired by the do-it-yourself style of this subculture, and began by creating his own graphics and fine art. The artist has many influences and references that show up in his work: the surfing and beach subculture, skateboarding, rock 'n' roll and underground music, the iconic "California Girl", hot rods, iconography and the timeless coastal lifestyle. Marco Almera has spent his career working independently creating t-shirt designs, album covers, rock music posters, commercial graphics and commissioned paintings. Over the years, he has enjoyed much success with his art and hand-printed serigraphs in Japan, Germany, England, The Netherlands and all over the United States.