I am a painter, photographer and designer- trying to make the world a more beautiful place from my little corner of Texas.

Texas has been my home for more years than any other place. Does that make it home? I don’t know if I will ever feel at home anywhere… In life you have to plant yourself where you are. I was born in The Bronx, NY and grew up mostly in Pyrford, Surrey, England. I spent many years in Rhode Island, the Ocean State. Later I relocated to Texas where I earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from SHSU in Huntsville, TX and now live in Conroe, TX- just north of Houston.

If you stopped stopped by my house you may catch me in one of my favorite places to hang out- the hammock in my back garden. Currently,in my studio, I’ve been working extensively with acrylic painting in my home studio- playing with color and texture on unprimed canvases. I also love working with fabrics and have trunks full of collected textiles. Other loves are metalwork, ceramics, and book-binding. I am a graphic designer by trade, and an avid nature photographer.

To contact me regarding purchasing work or commissions, email stamanze@hotmail.com