Who Are We & Erica B.'s Story
Prophetic Airbrush Designs was a vision birthed out of the artist, Erica Bryant in 1995. Coming home from college after one year in 1990 Erica didn't know the plan of God for her life at that moment. While working a part time job her co-worker wore some custom drawn designed jeans as seen in the hip hop videos.
She was inspired to learn more about the craft and designed her own jeans as well as a few other co-workers and family members. Jeans after jeans the orders piled on as her clients begin to request airbrush. She purchased her first airbrush kit and begin as Erica B. Airbrush Artist in 1992. Although, she was raised in a Christian home the enemy came in to pervert her artistic gift with the negative images of abbreviated curse words, drugs, and violence to make more money and gain fame in her city.
Convicted by the Holy Spirit she went on a two day fast, repented, and cleaned up the designs. Thus, God birthed the vision for Prophetic Airbrush out of her spirit while in a intense moment of prayer and rededication. "I am making a covenant with you and therefore, I am changing your name" said the Lord God. The business is now called..."Prophetic Airbrush"art work inspired by God. Designs was given as a prophetic word for expansion while designing the first business cards for the new venture.
Erica was dissatisfied with the negative images that accompanied the music and airbrush art in her city and she was determined not to compromise her gift and talent to continue to fuel the problem that already existed. God gave Erica a vision to spread the gospel through the gift He gave her in art.
Commissioned by God to witness through the business in the city by delivering airbrushed products to gang members, drug dealers, and misguided youth. Salvation and deliverance was the final result.
Our vision is to "Change the faces of lives~one paint stroke, one line, and one color at a time".
Prophetic Airbrush Designs is under the spiritual covering of
Pastor Douglas J. Taylor of Rebirth Christian Fellowship.
Erica Bryant, Airbrush Designer
C.E.O. & President, Prophetic Airbrush Designs
Erica B Airbrush Designer
WBRC 6 NEWS "Alabama Airbrushed Car"
Radio Spotlight Interviews
Heaven's 610 AM
"The Sword w/Marie Jones"
Friday Night "Cry For Help"
"Let's Talk About It
Holy Hip Hop Show
w/ Pastor Terry
95.7 Gospel Jamz
98.7 KISS FM
Brighthouse Cable Communications
Channel 4 (Birmingham, Alabama)
1996, 2004, 2008
ESPN Bass Pro Fisherman Competition
Worn by Bass Fisherman Randy Howell
B.E.T.'s 106 & Park
Wild Out Wednesday's
2006, 2007, 2009, 2011
WBRC 6 News Feature
Alabama Airbrushed Car
Style & Soul Magazine
Winter Issue 2018
Featuring Designs by Erica B
Worn by Prophetic Airbrush Models
BJCC East Meeting Room (Birmingham, Alabama)
Pinson Ball Park (Pinson, Alabama)
Eastlake Park (Birmingham, Alabama)
Centerpoint Ball Park (Centerpoint, Alabama)
Tarrant Ball Park (Tarrant, Alabama)
Trussville Ball Park (Trussville, Alabama)
Moody Ball Park (Moody, Alabama)
Whistle Stop Festival (Irondale, Alabama)
Creek Bank Festival (Leeds, Alabama)
Mova Arts Festival (Guntersville, Alabama)
Juneteenth Heritage Festival (Anniston, Alabama)
Covered Bridge Festival (Blount County, Alabama)
Midfield Recreation Center (Midfield, Alabama)
Samford University (Birmingham, Alabama)
Big Mountain Coffee (Helena, Alabama)
Alabaster Municpal Park (Alabaster, Alabama)
Hopewell Baptist Church (Birmingham, Alabama)
Calvary Resurrection Christian Church (Birmingham, Alabama)
Guiding Light Church (Birmingham, Alabama)
Rebirth Christian Fellowship (Birmingham, Alabama)
Revelation Church Ministries (Irondale, Alabama)
Life Church (Trussville, Alabama)
St. Mark, CME (Edgewater, Alabama)
Ausbury United Methodist Church (Inverness, Alabama)
Liberty Baptist Church (Alabaster, Alabama)
Abundant Life Church (Gadsden, Alabama)
Now Faith Church International (Birmingham, Alabama)
Mt. Joy Baptist Church (Trussville, Alabama)
The Celebration Center Church (Birmingham, Alabama)
Love Fellowship (Adamsville, Alabama)
Von Braun Center & Tom Bevil Center (Huntsville, Alabama)
Clarke-Atlanta University Campus (Atlanta, Georgia)
Evangelical Lutheran Church (St. Albans, New York)
Birmingham News "Prophetic Airbrush" 2008
On occasion, she delivered orders to what she suspected may have been crack houses. "You go back a week later and it's been busted," she said.
Many of the themes they requested were violent and macabre. In 1995, she decided on a strict rule about her airbrush designs: No gangster violence.
One of the first suggested shirt designs she turned down was a woman who wanted Minnie Mouse holding a 9 millimeter Glock pistol, pointed at the head of Mickey Mouse, on his knees, begging for his life.
Underneath, it would have said, "I had to pop him."
She wrote a statement of faith that she now uses as a guide in her work. She has it painted on the wall of her studio in a storefront across from the Red Lobster in the Village East shopping center.
"There's a culture the church is battling against; she helps the church enter that culture," said the Rev. Doug Taylor, pastor of Rebirth Christian Fellowship in Roebuck, where Bryant leads the youth ministry. "She really tears down that barrier. There are young people whose lives were changed by airbrush. She has really captured the heart of that generation."
Bryant still has rappers for clients, but now they are gospel rappers who perform in churches. "We probably have at least 20 gospel hip-hop artists in this city," she said.
Bryant frequently does fashion shows at churches, with models walking down a runway to show off designs such as stylized crosses on suits. She often takes a microphone and preaches during the fashion shows.
"I'm a minister in training at my church," Bryant said.
Bryant has done team shirts for youth choirs, along with what she views as healthy secular designs for such things as batting helmets for youth baseball players or theme caps for men's groups.
"It makes the clothing unique, especially when they come up with their own designs," said Fatima Hicks, a customer from Trussville. "People kept taking my daughter's bookbag by accident at school. So I had her put a design on it with her name on it. Nobody takes it now."
Many of the shirts Bryant has on sale in the store feature inspirational symbols that often prompt questions and lead to discussions of faith, Bryant said. "People have gotten saved asking about shirts, wanting to know the message behind it," she said.