• art quilt made of silks depicting Canterbury Cathedral in the background of a narrow lane lined with signs hanging from wrought iron posts, with three purple umbrellas in the foreground.

    Canterbury Lane, Quilted Silk, 31" x 25"

  • prismacolor pencils portrait of a young white couple, close-up on their faces and smiles

    Wedding Portrait
    prismacolor pencils on paper

  • oil painting of a young black woman with her natural hair braided near her head, wearing a coral blouse with a ruffled collar,  standing against a green wall with tentacle-esque designs in the wallpaper, where her right shoulder looks like it is emerging from the wall.

    Emerging - oil on canvas, 20" x 16"

  • acrylic portrait shoulders up of a man with a short beard and glasses

    Gary Alla Prima
    acrylic on canvas, 16" x 20"

Welcome to Painted Hippo Studio.

Let me help you tell your story with art made just for you: a portrait, book cover, or illustration. I work in prismacolor pencils, acrylic paint, watercolors, graphite, charcoal, and textile. I’ll be recording my adventures learning about oil paints on the blog in 2016.
I also tell stories by creating beautiful websites with HTML, CSS, PHP, WordPress, and Javascript.

When I’m not working on art, I can be found reading comics, writing novels, and staging Action Figure Theater on my travels. The family beagle and two¬†cats are the stars of my Instagram account. I run the Houston Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Meetup, a place for aspiring and accomplished writers of all ages and speculative genres to meet, commiserate, learn, and grow.

Contact me if you’d like to discuss how I can help you tell your story.

Explore my portfolio for more examples of my work.

Catch up with the latest news on the blog.

My resume is available for review or download.