Welcome to Painted Hippo Studio.
Art tells powerful stories. I create stories in textile and fiber, in paint and pencil, and in words. My fiction has appeared in Alien Skin Magazine and Ideomancer. My commissioned portraits are in several private collections. Currently I am focused on work in textile, including art quilts and fabric sculpture.
I enjoy telling stories of hope in the face of despair, of surreal worlds alongside our own, and of the power of individuals to shape worlds. When I’m not working on art, I can be found reading comics, writing novels, and staging Action Figure Theater on my travels. 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.