Bachelor of Fine Arts, Texas Christian University, 1944. Master of Fine Arts, University Texas, Dallas, 1983.
Advertising manager various department stores, Dallas, Tulsa, 1956—1967. Free lance artist-illustrator Chicago, Dallas, 1967—1969. Accountant executive Glass Hughes Advertising, 1969—1970, W.W. Sherrill Advertising, Dallas, 1970—1971.
Active fund-raising American Diabetes Association, Dallas, 1984, American Cancer Society, Dallas, 1980. Member of American Society Portrait Artists, Artists & Craftsmen Associate, American Psychiatric Auxiliary Art Association (chapter president 1983-1984, national president 1983-1984), D-Art, Portrait Club New York, Assemblage.
Married Henry Lee Charles, October 18, 1973. Children from previous marriage: Thomas Randall Black, Suzanne Douglas Black, Warren Mitchell Black, Nancy Leigh Black.