It’s so interesting to meet people and listen to their stories and help them honor or remember a special individual or group. I have been successful because of the quality of my work and my traditional portrait style. It’s important to maintain a fine balance in capturing the true likeness and spirit of the subject, while still displaying the quality brush strokes of a painting. It is also important to be flexible and make the entire portrait painting process fun, easy and effortless. People today are very busy and sometimes uncomfortable about the process. My personality and sincere approach with my clients are very important to make the whole experience perfect from start to finish.


Member of Portrait Society of America and Oil Painters of America

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To commission an oil portrait is the ultimate recognition you can offer to any special person. Whether presenting as a gift or placing the painting as a permanent remembrance in a board room or wall of honor, a fine art oil portrait will preserve and honor a person more than any gesture imaginable.

With over 25 years of portrait painting experience, Rick Bayers has successfully painted several corporate executives, family, and celebrity members both nationally and in the St. Louis region. Rick Bayers provides full service custom oil portraits. Rick works with his clients from the beginning stages of the planning, including photo sessions, through all the details of delivering a museum quality painting. Mr. Bayers years of experience and traditional painting style will insure your commissioned painting will capture the true spirit and likeness of your subject for years of viewing enjoyment.

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