Student, Northeastern University, 1975. Bachelor, University Massachusetts, Lowell, 1977. Postgraduate, De Cordova Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts, 1981.
Art director, instructor Whistler House Museum, Lowell, Massachusetts, 1971—1973. Art instructor, director alternatives for individual development program University Massachusetts, 1976-1984. Incorporator Depot Square Artists Gallery, Lexington, Massachusetts, 1981-1984.
Director, art consultant Abbey Art Gallery, Boston, 1987-1988. Juried artist Emerson Umbrella Center for Arts, Concord, 1989-1992, Brush with History Gallery, Lowell, 1992-1996, instructor, 1996. Juror, lecturer, demonstrator, teacher in field.
Board director Human Services Corporation, Lowell, 1971-1972. Vice president Whistler Museum Art, 1972-1973. Chairman Lowell Arts Council, 1980-1981.
Member Massachusetts Arts Advocacy Council, Boston, 1982. Member International Society Experimental Artists (signature member, Honorary Mention awards 1998, 2002, 2006, Nautilus award, 2006, Achievement Status award, 2006), Juried Cynon Valley Museum Aberdare, Wales (sea-welch exchange, 2004), National Association Women Artists (Martha Reed Memorial award 1988, Leila Sawyer Memorial award 1994), New England Watercolor Society (signature member, board directors 1984-1992) National Open Biennial Competitions, 1992, 94, 96, 98 (M.M. Rines award 1994, M. Hoarty and C. Grimm Memorial award 1996, New England Open computer honorable mention 1989, Campion award, 1997), Monotype Guild New England (president 1992-1993), National League American Penwomen (award of excellence 1990, award of merit 2000), Copley Society (Copley Artist award), Florida Artist Group, Inc. (signature member, Doctor E. Harrison award, 2003).
Married James Leo Sullivan, January 20, 1951. Children: Maura, Mark, Lianne, Christopher.