Bachelor in Cultural Geography, Macalester College, St. Paul, 1974; Certified Moyen, French Language/Literature, Sorbonne, Paris, 1977; postgraduate, Escola de Artes Visuais, Rio de Janeiro, 1984-1986.
Owner, Blackwell Studios, Camden, South Carolina., since 1993; onwer, Blackwell Studios, Rio de Janeiro, since 1993. Dorland Mountain Arts Colony residency, Temecula, California, 1994. Art columnist Rio Life, 1987-1989.
Member American Council of the Arts, National Museum of Women in the Arts, National Artists Equity Association.