Rick Brown was born in Seattle and in 2007 left his life there to live in Portland. After taking some time off and getting settled he started to explore his photography a little deeper.
In 2013 Rick worked to combine his love for landscape photography with people doing adrenaline type outdoor sports. He titled the new direction "The Adrenaline Project". The focus wasn't necessarily on the athletes that land front page every time. It was intended to seek out and photograph people doing a sport outdoors that they love doing regardless of who is watching or trophies. It is about the people that are living the life they imagine.
Jennifer H. Pepin
Born in 1977 in San Francisco to an attorney and ballerina, Jennifer grew up with both the analytic and creative influences of her parent’s careers. When it came to work, she focused attention on her analytic side but always kept creative hobbies: playing the piano, making jewelry and other crafts.
However, it wasn’t until her 28th birthday when a friend gave her a small art set that she discovered her true passion. Since then she has been painting with acrylic. Self-taught Jennifer is driven by mood and inspired by nature. Her art experiments with brush strokes and color blending.
Jennifer currently resides in Portland, OR and recently opened J. Pepin Art Gallery in the Pearl district. Her gallery features artists who are reframing the perception of mental illness by sharing their creative journey and how having a mental illness plays a role.