Photo Credit: Jeren Kent

    The structured chaos of a kaleidoscope is a soothing beauty and Portico’s favourite word. She writes to puzzle and play. Infinite structures of language craft the images for characters who have unpredictable and transformative lives.

    For the past twenty years Portico’s home was in a collage of places. She worked in Kansas as an art professor, art writer, and gallery director. Her love life is in California. Her father, family, writing community, and many friends are in Canada. She has completed her work in Kansas and now lives in San Diego full time with Tom and their cat Florence. Portico’s favourite art supply is glitter.