Student, University Cardiff, Wales, 1970. Bachelor, Dickinson College, 1971. Master of Education in Art Education, Academy Fine Arts, Pennsylvania State University, 1974.
Artist, principal Cynthia Nixon Studio, State College, Pennsylvania, since 1975. Lecturer department art and architecture Pennsylvania State University, 1996-2000.
Board directors Pennsylvania State University Palmer Museum Art, 2002—2005. Member of Studio Art Quilt Associates (board directors 2002-2008).
Married G. Randolph Hudson, August 14, 1976. Children: Evan Hudson, Ryan Hudson.