Orange Lining was inspired by our founder Ryan’s nephew, godson, and namesake, Ryder Gordon Brown. Ryder lived every moment of his life with the joy, passion, and brightness that his favorite color Orange represents—and he inspired everyone around him to do the same.
Ryder was a hero every day of his life, but perhaps none more than when he fought like a warrior after he fell suddenly ill and ended up in the ICU at Boston Children’s Hospital for three weeks. Ryder tragically died at the age of three on January 18, 2015.
Ryan started Orange Lining in Ryder’s honor to remind us that every day is a gift and inspire us to seek out the Orange Lining in life—to cherish the laughter, love, and adventures that await us at every turn.
Painting Credit: Odin Smith