Bio and References

 MURALS FANTASTIC

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

San Diego Art Institute, National Society of Mural Artists, SALI,

BIBLIOGRAPHY

The Artists Guild The Medium – San Diego Home and Garden Magazine – Decor and Style Magazine – Visions Magazine – North Park News – Uptown Magazine – The Navy Dispatch – The Russ Newspaper – Official Karate Magazine – The La Jolla Village News – FOX TV news – Switzer Highland Newsletter – Uptown News – University Heights News – Pomerado News – East County Magazine – San Diego Community Newspaper Group – Ramona Journal – Union Tribune

MURALS / COMMISSIONS

2018

Jan -City of Ramona, CA. – “Hiking Mount Woodson” mural

2017

June – Active Care – Five murals at Yorba Linda location

May – Leslie O’Dell – “Paso Robles” landscape mural

Apr – Standard Plumbing – Lettering Mural

Apr – City of Ramona, CA. – “Engine # 2” Historical Firehouse Mural – Public Art

Feb – City of Ramona, CA. – “The Verlaque Historical Pioneer Mural” – Public Art

2016

Sep – San Diego City Schools Football Mural and Lettering

Apr – ActivCare Five murals at Rancho Bernardo location

2015

Aug – Sign Distinction Faux

Aug – Dr. Joan Friedson Zen mural

Aug – Camp Pendleton Mural addition

Jul – Meg Goldfeather French Countryside (entire room)

Jul – Camp Pendleton Mural addition

Jul – Veronica Schermer Two Italian murals

Jul – Sharp Hospital Faux and mural update

Mar – Nina Lamoureux La Jolla Cove mural

Feb – Tradewinds Motel Underwater mural

2014

Oct – Active Care Five murals at Mission Beach location

Apr – Shea Healthcare Twelve Trompe L’oeil murals

Mar – Sharp Mesa Vista La Jolla Cove mural and faux

Mar – MCCS Two Mediterranean murals

Jan – Sign Distinction Faux

2010 – 2013

Dec – Sharp 12 trompe l’oeil paintings

Nov – Barrel Republic Signage

Oct – Sign Distinction Faux/mural

Jul – Active Care Five Murals at Chula Vista Location

May – PB Laundromat Murals (entire store)

May – Hit The Spot Lifeguard mural

Apr – Jodi Vitale Mural

Mar – Sharp Healthcare Mural

Jan – Blokhaus Signage
Jan – Sign Distinction Faux work

2012

Dec – Pacific Karate Mural art

Dec – In Motion Events Wall lettering

Nov – Sign Distinction Faux

Oct – A Summer Place Spanish Mission mural

July – Haircrest Salon Faux and lettering

May – Jim Jessup Mural

Apr – The Nativity School Lettering

Mar – Sharp Hospital Tropical mural

2011

Jan – Kazork Mural Lettering

Feb – Kazork Corporate muralJuly – US Coast Guard Beach mural
July – The Nativity School Crucifix mural, lettering + misc.
Nov – Kazork Corporate mural lettering
Dec – Bressi Ranch Five Murals + faux

Sep – Naomi Ballard Aged stone replication

Aug – Naomi Ballard Ocean Mural on retaining wall

Jun – Hilary Heinmets Trompe L’oeil, Stone replication
July – Hilary Heinmets Faux

May – Cecily’s Closet Children’s room mural

Oct – Naomi Ballard Multiple murals
Oct – Mission Animal Hospital Mural

Aug – Marine Corp Navy Chiefs Compass Room Mural

Jun – Theresa Akatiff Children’s Wild Animal Mural

Jun – Marine Corp Historic paintings Camp Pendleton, California
May – Merry Street Aztec garden mural

Apr – Marine Corp Tuscany Trompe L’oeil mural

Mar – Jennifer Bazzel Children’s room mural project

Feb – Farshad Ahadian Children’s theme room murals

Jan – Village Hat Shop Trompe L’oeil murals

Sep – Frazier Farms Farmlands mural

Jul – Sherry Smith Multiple mural and faux project

Apr – Lemon Grove Honda Children’s mural

Jan – Alpine Tendercare Harry Potter murals daycare center

Sept – Purple Palace Children”s mural for Tijuana orphanage

Aug – Alpine Tendercare Harry Potter themed room murals, aged walls + props

Jul – Gini Pedersen Trompe L’oeil + Venetian plaster wall treatments + misc.

Jun – Mark Nowakowski Multiple murals, tapestries, venetian plaster walls, embellishments

May -Santa Monica LexusSpanish Mission Trompe L’oeil

Mar – Armstrong Const. Faux marble treatments

Mar – Shelly Oval Misc. faux treatments

Jan – Vivian Segundo Sky Mural + faux wall treatments + misc.

Jan – The Yoga Room Yoga mural”

Oct – Carol Salsido Faux and decorative work

Sep – Rosa M Alvarez Venice scene Trompe L’oeil window scene

Aug – Catherine Beecher Montage portrait

Aug – Armstrong Const. Trompe l’oeil marble

Jun – Sublime Design Trompe L’oeil

Jun – Lisa Henderson Solis French mural

2006 – 2010

Jan/Mar – Armstrong Const. Murals/faux (x15)

Jan – Mr. Harry Allen Kitchen Trompe L’oeil + Misc.

Sep – Tom Armstrong Const. Trompe L’oeil Work, ceiling mural, embellishments

Sep – Grand Del Mar Faux stone replication

Jun – John D’Agostino French faux wall treatment + misc.

Jul – Alpine Tendercare Ocean mural, bumblebee mural, soda shop mural

May – Ross Thiele and Sons Soft Sky Mural

Apr – Mr. and Mrs. Lopez Sunset Mural

Feb – Lalo’s Mexican Grill Cabo Mural

May – La Jolla Bridge Club Palm Mural by the Sea

May – Mr. Scott Dveris African Savanna Mural

Sep – Heather Finlay Milky Way, Red Sky and Soft Sky Murals + Misc

Aug – San Diego Regional Airport Authority – Banner Project
Aug – City of San Diego (Graffiti Abatement Division) Inspiration Mural

Jul – La Jolla Bridge Club La Jolla Cove Mural

Jun – Fred Walker M.D. Oriental Garden Trompe L’oeil Mural

May – Susan and Mark Nowakowski Crashing Waves and Tropical Garden Trompe Murals

Mar – Susan and Mark Nowakowski Black Crow In the Garden Trompe L’oeil Mural

Feb – North Park Organization of Businesses – Utility Boxes Project

Jan – Joseph Witzman Country Garden Trompe L’oeil Mural

Feb – Sunlounge Tanning Centers Pacific Beach Montage Mural

May – Mr. and Mrs. Janese Nursery Rhymes Children’s fantasy mural scenes

Jun – Pacific Karate Trompe L’oeil Mural and Installation

Oct – Parisi Design Studios Moving Wind Wood Panel Mural

Oct – Casual Dining and Barstools Family Scene Mural

Sep – Casual Dining and Barstools Villa Gamberaia Trompe L’oeil Mural and Installation

Dec – Sunlounge Tanning Centers Sunset Mural

2000 – 2005

Oct – Hogue and Associates Yamino Hydrastone Wall Sculpture Installation

Jan – Mr. and Mrs. Greene Cherubs Mural
Jan – Katherine Healy Revolt Mural and Secret Garden Faux and Trompe L’oeil

1994 – 1999

Oct – Welk Resorts Broadway Mural Montage

Aug – Welk Resorts Cloud Murals

Aug – ASID Ice Cream Parlor Trompe L’oeil Mural

Jul – Sunlounge Tanning Centers Diversity Mural

May – Sutter Uptown Realty Co. Windows Trompe L’oeil Mural

Mar – Heidi’s Yogurt Dog Licking Ice Cream Trompe L’oeil installation

May – Village Hat Shop Wind Blown Hat Trompe L’oeil installation

Mar – T-Three Productions The Path Mural

Jun – Delores Rudy Ceiling Design Mural and Shoji Screen Trompe L’oeil

Apr – Cohen Restaurant Group Ocean Theme Trompe/Faux Art

Nov – American Red Cross Earthquake mural

Jul – Jones/Lang/Wooten Asset Management Corp.- Antique Cars mural

Apr – Exotic Florist Birds Of Paradise Mural

Nov – Gaslamp Quarter Association -Ascension Mural

Sep – Funseekers Comedy Club Chicago Skyline Mural

Mar – American Schools of Shaolin Kempo-Mural

PROFESSIONAL REFERENCE 1:

Todd Shetter
Chief Operating Oficer
ActivCare Living, Inc.
9619 Chesapeake Drive #103
San Diego,
CA 92123
todd@activcareliving.com

PROFESSIONAL REFERENCE 2:

Jennifer Chapman
Sharp Hospital Kearny Mesa
7850 Vista Hill Ave
San Diego, CA 92123
858-836-8705
Jennifer.Chapman@sharp.com

PROFESSIONAL REFERENCE 3:

Tommie E. Patillo
Operations Officer USMC-MCCS
Del Mar Beach Resort
Camp Pendleton, Ca
760-763-5650
Tommie.E.Patillo@usmc-mccs.org

PROFESSIONAL LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION

LA JOLLA BRIDGE CLUB

Dear Rik: “We wish to thank you for the beautiful mural which you designed and executed for our bridge room here at the La Jolla Cove. After a review of many of the premier mural artists in California, our Board of Directors chose you for our commission.
The final panorama of the La Jolla cove and park which you painted was exactly what we had in mind for our wall. You have our highest recommendation and testimonial for your outstanding work.
We cannot begin to tell you of the many accolades we receive each day on your magnificent mural.”
Sincerely, Herbert Marcus President La Jolla Bridge Club

CAROL SPONG, American Society of Interior Designers (ASID)

“It is my pleasure to recommend Rik Erickson, the artist. He created a stunning mural for the ASID Showcase House in the juice bar area. The mural is a recreation of a soda fountain/juice bar and it is done with such wit and skill that it is one of the hits of the show. Rik works tirelessly to get the effect he wants and has such a pleasant way of interacting with the people around him that it was an asset to have him on this project.”
Sincerely, CAROL SPONG, ASID

U.S. COAST GUARD

“I want to thank you for the outstanding job you did on the dining facility mural at US Coast Guard Sector San Diego.
Your talent and attention to detail is only matched by your patience and creativity. Your flexibility with your work hours allowed us to maintain normal operations in the dining facility while the mural was completed. Through your beautiful mural you have given recognition to the dining facility staff for many years of service, while providing a relaxing, good natured atmosphere for all to enjoy. I appreciate your support of the military and your willingness to share yours tricks of the trade with a fellow artist. The command loves the mural and I have a feeling you will be coming back to the Sector in the future.”

Respectfully, Dennis Sullivan, SKC/COTR, USCG

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