Bachelor of Business Administration, Baylor University, 1949. Bachelor, Dominican College, 1972. Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry, Episcopal Seminary of Southwest, 1999.
Secretary, LCRA, Austin, Texas, 1948-1950; real estate agent, Houston, 1967-1969; H.S. teacher, Houston, 1973-1978; professional visual artist, Houston, 1974-1978; professional visual artist, Wimberley, Texas, 1978-1989; professional visual artist, San Antonio, 1990-1993; professional visual artist, Austin, since 1993.
Board directors Texas Watercolor, 1987-1989, San Antonio Watercolor, 1991-1993. Lay eucharist minister Diocese of Texas Episcopal Church, Spiritual Director's Society International. Member National Watercolor Society (signature member), National Collage Society (signature member, regional director 1989-1996), Society Layerists in Multimedia (board directors 1982—2004, vice president 1999—2005), International Association Paper Makers and Paper Artists (board directors, treasurer 1996-1999), First Frontier College Society (president 1999-1900).
Married John Finley Skinner, May 27, 1948. Children: John Lyle, Arlene, Eleanor, Sarah.