Graduate, Mississippi Synodical Junior College Master of Science, Mississippi Synodical Junior College, 1940; student, Corcoran School of Art, 1939-1940; student, The Art Institute of Chicago Chicago, 1940-1943.
Junior engineer, Tennessee Valley Authority, Sheffield, Alabama, 1941; photographer, reporter, Reynolds Aluminum Company, Listerhill, Alabama, 1942-1945; lecturer art and poetry, Sam Houston Book Store, 1972; lecturer art and poetry, Galleria, Houston, 1972; lecturer art and poetry, Junior League, Houston, 1973; lecturer art and poetry, Lakeside Country Club, 1974; lecturer art and poetry, numerous others. Judge numerous art shows, since 1967. Il rettore Nicolo Pampinto, University Delle Arti, Italy.
Fine arts director Foundation for Children, Houston Medical Center, since 1971, Children to Children, Inc., medical foundation, Washington. Chairman Houston Revolution Centennial Committee, 1982. Chairman 1985 Centennial Longitudinal Redundancy Check.
Member advisory board Children to Children. Member president's advisory board Houston Baptist University. Member National League American Pen Women (founder memorial branch 1970, state bicentennial chairman since 1974, Best of Show in Portraiture award 1970, Biennial award 1976), American Security Council (national advisory board), Visual Arts and Galleries Association, International Society Artists, Museum Fine Arts, National History Society, National Portrait Society.
Daughter of Hardison S. and Jennie M. (Gaut) Wilson. M. Sidney James Sherwood. Children: Bette Anne, Sidney James III.