Welcome to Painted Hippo Studio, where I create stories in textile and fiber, in paint and pencil, and in words. I enjoy telling tales of hope in the face of despair, of surreal worlds alongside our own, and of the power of people to shape their worlds.

My art has been included in regional and international exhibitions, and my fiction has appeared in Alien Skin Magazine and Ideomancer.  My commissioned portraits are in several private collections.

Join me for a Creative Social (and join the Meetup), an opportunity to meet other local artists while working on portable projects. Learn with others in small workshops, including Breaking Creative Blocks, Using Tarot for Writing, and Artist Trading Cards.

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.

Sketch Social with VAA

Sketch Social with VAA

Join me for a low-key opportunity to meet local artists and draw, paint, sketch, stitch or otherwise be creative together ...
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Wednesday, August 21, 2019 7:00 pm
latte in mug next to mini cutting mat with sewing supplies laid out on it

Creativity Social – East End Edition

Bring your portable craft or art projects, have a donut and a coffee, and enjoy pleasant conversation with fellow creative ...
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Saturday, August 31, 2019 10:00 am
Sketch Social with VAA

Sketch Social with VAA

Join me for a low-key opportunity to meet local artists and draw, paint, sketch, stitch or otherwise be creative together ...
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Wednesday, September 18, 2019 7:00 pm