Bachelor of Science magna cum laude, Wheaton College, 1961. Postgraduate, Art Students League, 1974. Postgraduate, National Academy, 1974.
Master of Arts, New York University, 1998.
Artist-in-residence, South Carolina. Arts Commission, Columbia, since 1982.
Chairman Environmental Commission, Fanwood, New Jersey, 1970-1976, Zoning Board Adjustment, Bishopville, since 1994. Emergency medical technician Intermediate Bishopville Rescue Squad, 1982-1987. President Lee County Arts Council, 1988-1990.
Member Art Student's League (life, Award of Merit 1975-1976), Guild of South Carolina Artists (vice president, treasurer 1982-1983), Artist's Guild Columbia, Garden Club South Carolina (state board 1989-1991, president Lee County council 1982), Iris Garden Club (treasurer 1986-1990, pres.1991), Lee County History Society (vice president since 2004).
Married Hal Carnes Austin Junior, December 25, 1976.