About Rick Ernst:
After attending Columbia College in downtown Chicago, professional artist Rick Ernst has worked on a freelance basis for more than 20 years. In addition to serving private clients, Rick is also commissioned by numerous commercial customers, including local businesses, community organizations, schools and libraries. Rick is no stranger to painting these sculptures that are being used to represent the Ryder Cup as he has decorated different subjects for Hinsdale Bank & Trust Co. in Hinsdale’s Christmas Walk several times. He has painted murals for clients such as Advocate Hope Children’s Hospital, Dominick’s Finer Foods, and Broadview & Hillside Public Libraries. Rick is a versatile and experienced artist using a wide variety of mediums with in his work which includes not only murals, but abstracts, portraits and logos as well. Some other clients of Rick’s have been Gonella Bread Co., Suburban Life Newspapers, and School District 92.5 in Westchester.