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Imaginative Portrait and Mural
Imaginative Portrait and Mural

Imaginative Portrait and Mural

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Introduction: Yurik Riegel has 20 years experience in the world of fine art and murals. He is a classically trained Oil Painter and very talented at getting the likeness of a person or animal . He paints murals, including corporate lobbies and interiors. For larger mural jobs, he brings in helpers who are very talented as well. For a change of pace, Yurik teaches private students in the skills of painting a drawing, gesture, proportion, value, line, color theory and composition. I love creating beauty in the world. I love when I create something more beautiful than was even in the customer's imagination. I love capturing the human form in a realistic way, capturing the essence of life, Capturing the essence of the company's mission, or the feeling they want to create in the office. As a teacher, I enjoy those "ah ha" moments the first time people understand a new concept or reach a new level.

Hired 3 times

Serves Berkeley, CA

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1 employee

12 years in business

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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, responsiveness, and work quality.

Exceptional 5.0

6 reviews


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Gina M.

Portrait Artistry

Yurik was so great to work with. I presented an idea that was somewhat new to him and he obliged with such interest and enthusiasm. I wanted someone to live paint a scene at my good friend’s baby shower. Yurik asked great questions and offered terrific ideas. He proposed a reasonable fee that I appreciated. His work is beautiful! He captured the mom-to-be so well: My friend will cherish it! I was pleasantly surprised how quickly he finished the painting and mailed it. Five stars for Yurik!
Aug 16, 2020
Lucia S.

I appreciate that Yurik was willing to take on a small and subtle job of performing a color adjustment on an existing piece I owned. He even came on site to my home to do it. The color adjustment he accomplished was so perfect, so right, that one would never know he was here. That's how good it looked. This job had little glory for Yurik, but he jumped in and did it anyway, with a great attitude. Not a lot of artists would do that. I will definitely keep in touch with Yurik, as he has a wide artistic skill set. Do not hesitate to work with him.
Apr 17, 2017
Ashira K.

Yurik is a wonderful artist. He did an amazing mural on our wall and he worked off of only a very simple photograph and made the most beautiful mural out of it. It was a very challenging project as we had a big simple white wall in our living room but Yurik took up the challenge and in the end, our living room looked very unique. Yurik is very professional and talented and I highly recommend him for any project!
Mar 25, 2017
James S.

It's been my girlfriend's dream to be a mermaid since she was a child. I commissioned Yurik to paint her as a mermaid for her birthday a few years ago. His talent and attention to detail far exceeded my highest expectations. She was completely floored and overjoyed with the finished piece. It's so realistic and accurate but still with an air of dream-like fantasy. You can see it on his website and FB page. It's called "Day Break". Thank you so much Yurik!
Mar 24, 2017
Ben m.

Amazing artist and person. We liked him so much we used him twice
Mar 29, 2017
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  • What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?

    The quality of an artist's portfolio is probably the single most important thing to consider. It is more important than slick ad copy. Also a lot of customers are impressed by nice pictures of very simple to paint artworks. Consider that the artist may need to have considerable talent to accomplish the task that you need them to complete.

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