Jen Brown was born near Toronto, Canada in 1978. She holds a Master’s Degree in Art History and a Curatorial Diploma from York University in Toronto (class of 2004). She has lived in Japan and Mexico, and currently resides in Portland, OR, where she is active in the art community hosting a monthly salon, curating exhibitions independently, lecturing, and exhibiting her work. She writes a daily blog on contemporary and historical Narrative Painting at www.instagram.com/narrativepainting or at www.narrativepainting.net. Brown is a self-taught painter; however her education in Art History bears insight into the subject and style of her narrative paintings. She is a finalist in the 2018 and 2019 Art Renewal Center’s annual Salon Competition and exhibited last year with Poets&Artists at the European Museum of Modern Art (MEAM). She recently had a solo show at Wolff Gallery in Portland. Her work can be found in private collections in the US, Canada, Mexico, the UK, and Australia.