Attended, Chouinard The Art Institute of Chicago, Los Angeles, 1942-1944; attended, Pasadena (California) School Fine Arts, 1952-1954.
Paste up artist Advertising Agency, Los Angeles, 1944. Fashion illustrator May Company, 1944-1945. Freelance fashion illustrator Bullock's, 1946-1976.
Art teacher Pasadena School Fine Arts, 1965—1969. Private art teacher, owner studio, Venice, California, 1970—2000, Newport Beach, California, since 2000. Presenter art workshops.
Works public and distributed by Art in Motion, Prints and Cards, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 1990—2004.
Member American Academy Women Artists, California Art Club, Oil Painters American.
Married Thomas L. West, September 3, 1944 (divorced 1970). Children: Thomas West III, Tori West, Trent West. Married Clabe M. Hartley, August 27, 1973 (divorced 1997).