Murals Fantastic



Rik Erickson artist painting wall lettering

“Transforming walls into “Fantastic”- one at a time!”

Providing professional mural, custom artwork, decorative painting and design in San Diego area by local muralist and artist Rik Erickson.

With hundreds of trompe l’oeil, murals, faux finishes, custom artwork, and unique projects completed and a broad based knowledge of all aspects of the artist’s trade.

Fluent in most types of beautiful faux wall techniques including Marble and Stone Replication, Old- World Plasters, Aged Patinas, Color Washes, Glazes, Venetian and Italian Plasters, Belagio, Hand-Painted Embellishments and more,  clients are given the highest level of color coordinating, color matching and top notch artwork.

A good mural artist will have been in business for at least 10 years and know the best quality paints and glazes to use as well as the proper way to prepare a wall surface (so it doesn’t peel off and fade in a year)

A good mural artist will also be familiar with computer rendering techniques and also use the latest digital projector technology to enlarge the  image and project onto wall surface.

With a great reputation for realistic design in artwork for my murals and paintings and with many repeat customers and a long list of references and testimonials,  you will be getting top of the line, world-class artwork.

Certified, insured, bonded and licensed painting contractor

(A requirement in the state of California)


“The devil’s in the details” as the saying goes….Details are my specialty and also is when the real fun begins (after the basic blocking-in phase is done.) That first “WOW!” feeling comes when you step back and view the scene as a whole. 



Signs and Wall Lettering



There are many words to describe murals:

Tuscany or Italian, modern, contemporary, abstract, realistic, landscapes, portraits, colorful, bold, soft, trompe l’oeil, trick the eye, graffiti, commercial, public, children’s, ocean, sky, ceiling, beach, tropical and this is only a partial list. I specialize in REALISTIC and TROMPE L’OEIL (Trick-The-Eye) murals although I’ve been called on to paint abstracts and others as well. There are also specialized techniques used such as Italian Plaster, Venetian Plaster, Glazing.

Murals can be painted on walls in nurseries, man caves, kitchens, bedrooms, living rooms ,boardrooms, factory walls, etc. Business logo also look great freshly painted onto wall entry areas.




City of Ramona

Ramona H.E.A.R.T. Mural Projects (4 mural projects)

To Whom It May Concern;
Rik has done 2 murals for the Ramona H.E.A.R.T. Mural Project. We currently have 13 murals, Rick having done the last four. His work is amazing, the community has commented positively on them – we hope to have him do more! He is professional, researches carefully the community of Ramona and the suggested topic of the mural. He always honors his deadlines, and our installer even commented that he’s the first of our muralists who also knew how to handle a drill motor!

The Board of Directors would heartily recommend Rik for mural projects in any community.


S. Elaine Lyttleton, President
Ramona H.E.A.R.T. Mural Project

VA Hospital

Thank you for your donation to the VA San Diego Healthcare System. for the beautiful mural you painted on 2 South for everyone to enjoy. We are very grateful for your concern for our patients. It is donations such as yours that make the VA San Diego Healthcare System special for the men and women who need our assistance. Your donation contributes greatly to the welfare and comfort of our patients at the medical center as well as the outpatient clinics. I am always proud of the support we receive from those who share their time, talents and energy with our nations heroes.

Putting Veterans First,
Donna m. Fischer CAVS, FACHE
Chief Voluntary Services


“I want to thank you for the outstanding job you did on the mural atUS Coast Guard San Diego. Your talent and attention to detail is only matched by your patience and creativity”…




National Society Of Mural Painters 

Stencil Artists League International

Artisans By The Sea


Blowing Bubbles mural

Blowing Bubbles



A U.S. Veteran owned business

“I have been privileged to paint thousands of custom wall murals and artwork for the last 30 years including for the Coast Guard and the Marines at Camp Pendleton. I am a fully licensed and insured professional mural artist.”


Contractors License #995011


North Park Hillcrest Carlsbad Coronado Del Mar Encinitas Escondido La Mesa Lemon Grove National City Oceanside Poway San Diego San Marcos Santee Solana Beach Vista Ramona Rancho San Diego Rancho Santa Fe La Jolla Rancho Bernardo