Rick Adkins was born in 1955 in Prince Rupert, British Columbia, and currently lives in Vancouver.
He began his studies with Frieda Diesing and master Haida artists Bill Reid and Robert Davidson. He is well-recognized for his exceptional and stylized jewelry creations in precious metals. His work is influenced by his teachers and by years of studying anatomical drawings and classical art history.
Many of his pieces have appeared in various exhibitions in Canada and been presented in private and corporate collections throughout North America.