Studied with Doctor Walter Emerson Baum, Allentown, Pennsylvania, 1940-1948.
Professional advisor Pottstown (Pennsylvania) Area Artists Guild, 1967-1994. Member jury of selection National Society Painters in casein and acrylic, New York City, 1992, 95, 99, 2001, 05. Juror selection and awards Florida Keys Watercolor Society, Key West, 1987-1990, Bethlehem Pallette Club, Moravian College, Pennsylvania, 2002, Garden State Watercolor Society, Skillman, New Jersey, 2005, New Jersey Watercolor Society, 2006.
National art judge and juror national and regional art shows.
Signature Member American Watercolor Society (Herb Olsen award 1972), National Watercolor Society, National Society Painters in Casein and Acrylic, Knickerbocker Artists (gold medal 1977), Audubon Artists (Savoir Faire award 1993, Yarka award 1995, David and Elsie Ject-Key Memorial award 1997), American Artist Professional League New York, Artists Equity, Philadelphia Watercolor Society (board directors 1996-2004, Dawson Memorial award 1994, Judges award 1998-2003, Watercolor United States of America cash award, Springfield Art Museum, 1999, Newman Gallery award for excellence in watercolor 2000, Board Directors award 2004, Master of Science Kratz award 2005), Watercolor United States of America Honorary Society (elected Signature member, Hardcastle Gallery award, 2000, 2003).
Married James Harold Slider, July 8, 1951. 1 child, Cindi Darnel Slider Dvornicky.