Student, Elon College, North Carolina, 1953. Associate of Arts, Wilkes Community College, Wilkesboro, North Carolina, 1971. Bachelor of Science, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, 1973.
Master of Arts, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, 1985.
Assistant gallery director Wilkes Art Gallery, North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, 1973. Art teacher Mulberry Elementary School, Traphill Elementary Boomer Ferguson Elementary, Millers Creek Primary, 1981-1984. Art teacher Wilkes Central High School, 1984-1985.
Professional artist, since 1985. Director Wilke County Arts Council, North Wilkesboro, 1985-1986, 90-91.
Board director Safe House Domestic Violence & Sexual Abuse, North Wilkesboro, 1996-1998, member board director. Member Relay for Cancer. Member Northwest Arts League (president 1994-1995), National Museum Women in Arts, Blue Ridge Art Clan, Winston Salem Exhibiting Artists, North Wilkesboro Rotary (board directors 1992-1996, Paul Harris fellow 1995, Rotarian of Year 2002, Centennial award 2003)., Art Mix.
Married George Robert Powell Senior, May 13, 1953. Children: George Robert, Stephen Reed, Susan Diane, David Dean.