Bio and References

Bio and References


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


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


1994 – 1999

Mar – American Schools of Shaolin Kempo-Mural
Sep – Funseekers Comedy Club Chicago Skyline Mural
Nov – Gaslamp Quarter Association -Ascension Mural
Apr – Exotic Florist Birds Of Paradise Mural
Jul – Jones/Lang/Wooten Asset Management Corp.- Antique Cars mural
Nov – American Red Cross Earthquake mural
Apr – Cohen Restaurant Group Ocean Theme Trompe/Faux Art
Jun – Delores Rudy Ceiling Design Mural and Shoji Screen Trompe L’oeil Installation
Mar – T-Three Productions The Path Mural
May – Village Hat Shop Wind Blown Hat Trompe L’oeil installation
Mar – Heidi’s Yogurt Dog Licking Ice Cream Trompe L’oeil installation
May – Sutter Uptown Realty Co. Windows Trompe L’oeil Mural
Jul – Sunlounge Tanning Centers Diversity Mural
Aug – ASID Ice Cream Parlor Trompe L’oeil Mural
Aug – Welk Resorts Cloud Murals
Oct – Welk Resorts Broadway Mural Montage

2000 – 2005

Jan – Mr. and Mrs. Greene Cherubs Mural
Jan – Katherine Healy Revolt Mural and Secret Garden Faux and Trompe L’oeil
Oct – Hogue and Associates Yamino Hydrastone Wall Sculpture Installation
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
Sep – Casual Dining and Barstools Villa Gamberaia Trompe L’oeil Mural and Installation
Oct – Casual Dining and Barstools Family Scene Mural
Dec – Sunlounge Tanning Centers Sunset Mural
Oct – Parisi Design Studios Moving Wind Wood Panel Mural
Feb – North Park Organization of Businesses – Utility Boxes Project
Mar – Susan and Mark Nowakowski Black Crow In the Garden Trompe L’oeil Mural
May – Susan and Mark Nowakowski Crashing Waves and Tropical Garden Trompe Murals
Jun – Fred Walker M.D. Oriental Garden Trompe L’oeil Mural
Jul – La Jolla Bridge Club La Jolla Cove Mural
Aug – San Diego Regional Airport Authority – Banner Project
Aug – City of San Diego (Graffiti Abatement Division) Inspiration Mural
Sep – Heather Finlay Milky Way, Red Sky and Soft Sky Murals + Misc
May – Mr. Scott Dveris African Savanna Mural
May – La Jolla Bridge Club Palm Mural by the Sea
Feb – Lalo’s Mexican Grill Cabo Mural
Apr – Mr. and Mrs. Lopez Sunset Mural
May – Ross Thiele and Sons Soft Sky Mural
Jul – Alpine Tendercare Ocean mural, bumblebee mural, soda shop mural
Jun – John D’Agostino French faux wall treatment + misc.
Sep – Grand Del Mar Faux stone replication
Sep – Tom Armstrong Const. Trompe L’oeil Work, ceiling mural, embellishments
Jan – Mr. Harry Allen Kitchen Trompe L’oeil + Misc.
Jan/Mar – Armstrong Const. Murals/faux (x15)

2006 – 2010

Jun – Lisa Henderson Solis French mural
Jun – Sublime Design Trompe L’oeil
Aug – Armstrong Const. Trompe l’oeil marble
Aug – Catherine Beecher Montage portrait
Sep – Rosa M Alvarez Venice scene Trompe L’oeil window scene
Oct – Carol Salsido Faux and decorative work
Jan – The Yoga Room Yoga mural”
Jan – Vivian Segundo Sky Mural + faux wall treatments + misc.
Mar – Shelly Oval Misc. faux treatments
Mar – Armstrong Const. Faux marble treatments
Apr – Bourett Interiors Spanish Mission Trompe L’oeil murals for Santa Monica Lexus
May – SPACE Int. Design Cityscape abstract/Trompe L’oeil mural” + misc.
Jun – Mark Nowakowski Multiple murals, tapestries, venetian plaster walls, embellishments
Jul – Gini Pedersen Trompe L’oeil + Venetian plaster wall treatments + misc.
Aug – Alpine Tendercare Harry Potter themed room murals, aged walls + props
Sept – Purple Palace Children”s mural for Tijuana orphanage
Jan – Alpine Tendercare Harry Potter murals daycare center
Apr – Lemon Grove Honda Children’s mural
Jul – Sherry Smith Multiple mural and faux project
Sep – Frazier Farms Farmlands mural
Jan – Village Hat Shop Trompe L’oeil murals
Feb – Farshad Ahadian Children’s theme room murals
Mar – Jennifer Bazzel Children’s room mural project
Apr – Marine Corp Tuscany Trompe L’oeil mural
May – Merry Street Aztec garden mural
Jun – Marine Corp Historic paintings Camp Pendleton, California
Jun – Theresa Akatiff Children’s Wild Animal Mural
Aug – Marine Corp Navy Chiefs Compass Room Mural
Oct – Naomi Ballard Multiple murals
Oct – Mission Animal Hospital Mural
May – Cecily’s Closet Children’s room mural
Jun – Hilary Heinmets Trompe L’oeil, Stone replication
July – Hilary Heinmets Faux
Aug – Naomi Ballard Ocean Mural on retaining wall
Sep – Naomi Ballard Aged stone replication

2010 – 2013

Feb – Kazork Corporate mural
July – US Coast Guard Beach mural
July – The Nativity School Crucifix mural, lettering + misc.
Nov – Kazork Corporate mural lettering
Dec – Bressi Ranch Five Murals + faux
Jan – Kazork Lettering
Mar – Sharp Hospital Tropical mural
Apr – The Nativity School Lettering
May – Jim Jessup Mural
July – Haircrest Salon Faux and lettering
Oct – A Summer Place Spanish Mission mural
Nov – Sign Distinction Faux
Dec – In Motion Events Wall lettering
Dec – Pacific Karate Mural art

Jan – Blokhaus Signage
Jan – Sign Distinction Faux work
Mar – Sharp Healthcare Mural
Apr – Jodi Vitale Mural
May – Hit The Spot Lifeguard mural
May – PB Laundromat Murals (entire store)
Jul – Active Care Five Murals at Chula Vista Location
Oct – Sign Distinction Faux/mural
Nov – Barrel Republic Signage
Dec – Sharp 12 trompe l’oeil paintings


Jan – Sign Distinction Faux
Mar – MCCS Two Mediterranean murals
Mar – Sharp Mesa Vista La Jolla Cove mural and faux
Apr – Shea Healthcare Twelve Trompe L’oeil murals
Oct – Active Care Five murals at Mission Beach location


Feb – Tradewinds Motel Underwater mural
Mar – Nina Lamoureux La Jolla Cove mural
Jul – Sharp Hospital Faux and mural update
Jul – Veronica Schermer Two Italian murals
Jul – MCCS Mural repair
Jul – Meg Goldfeather French Countryside (entire room)
Aug – MCCS Mural repair
Aug – Dr. Joan Friedson Zen mural
Aug – Sign Distinction Faux


Apr – ActivCare Five murals at Rancho Bernardo location
Sep – San Diego City Schools Football Mural and Lettering


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

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

Apr – Standard Plumbing – Lettering Mural

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

June – Active Care – Five murals at Yorba Linda location


Todd Shetter
Chief Operating Oficer
ActivCare Living, Inc.
9619 Chesapeake Drive #103
San Diego,
CA 92123
[email protected]


Jennifer Chapman
Sharp Hospital Kearny Mesa
7850 Vista Hill Ave
San Diego, CA 92123
[email protected]


Tommie E. Patillo
Operations Officer USMC-MCCS
Del Mar Beach Resort
Camp Pendleton, Ca
[email protected]



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.”


“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

Landscape Theme
Commercial and Public Murals
Ocean/Beach Theme
Trompe L’oeil
Children’s Murals