June 13th 2017
This mural is based on historic photos of an early century trolley stop in Yorba Linda, California. The “Red Line” is the nickname for the red trolley cars that people saw shooting by on a daily basis. They were mainly used by the common man/woman worker. For the mural, I added a little boy reaching out the window to his little dog that is following along beside the car.
May 25th 2017
I am currently working on 5 murals in the Yorba Linda area of California. The murals will be for the newly built, ActivCare memory care facility. These are a great bunch of people committed to helping elderly folks with Alzheimers and other memory issues. I have painted four facilities so far including Carlsbad, Chula Vista, Pacific Beach and Rancho Bernardo, all in Southern California. Each facility has 5 murals related to the area in which they are painted. Here is a preview of the first stage of the first mural entitled “Mr. Yorba” taken from a historic photo of the man.
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May 17 2017
I just completed the “Paso Robles” mural for a customer who lives 5 minutes from my house. It was painted on the side of her garage wall where her and her husband have built a covered, outdoor seating area with a large, flat screen TV mounted on the wall. “We spend most of our time out here so this is perfect” she stated to me. “We also love fine wine and so we decided on a Paso Robles landscape through and arched door plus two arched windows.” Bougainvillea was also included for a bold splash of red color. Another detail which I love to add is a Yellow Finch sitting on the window ledge.
April 25 1017
I just installed the Historical Firehouse Mural in Ramona. It was a fun project. The dedication is Saturday 22nd of April if you would like to attend. dedication ceremony for the Firehouse Mural will be held on Saturday, April 22, at 10 a.m. at the site of Ramona’s original firehouse at 222 Ninth St.
The public is invited. In addition to refreshments, attendees will receive a picture of the mural, autographed by the artist.
This is the 13th Ramona mural sponsored by the Ramona H.E.A.R.T. Mural Project, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit corporation.
The Firehouse Mural is dedicated to the fire brigades who have served the community since the origin of the first firehouse in the early 1950s. The artist, Rik Erickson, based his art work on Engine No. 2, a 750 GPM Mack, triple-combination pumper purchased about the same time the firehouse was built. The engine was restored by the Poway Firemen’s Association in the 1970s and in the 1990s purchased by Ramona resident Darrell Beck, author of “On Memory’s Back Trail,” who states in his book that he had “on many occasions in the past used the engine to knock down grass fires.”
Here is the news article on it also: