Student, Massachusetts College Art, 1940-1941; student, Salem State College, 1974-1978; student, Montserrat School Art, 1984-1986, 88-90.
Secretary, art editor, War Department, Boston, 1942-1943; commercial artist, Loudon Advertising, Boston, 1943-1944; secretary to president, Benjamin Franklin U., Washington, 1944-1945; art teacher, Beverly (Massachusetts) Adult Education, 1958-1960; art teacher psychiatric division, J.B. Thomas Hospital, Peabody, Massachusetts, 1970-1972; private practice, Beverly, since 1964. Lecturer various organizations, since 1960.
Volunteer American Lung Association, president, founder Essex County Fresh Air for Non-Smokers, since 1964. Member Copley Society Boston (artist member. Sagendorf award 1992, Juror's Choice award 1994), Rockport Art Association (Moore award 1988, Wengenroth award 1991, Goldberg award 1996), North Shore Arts Association (Sketchgroup award 1988, Callow award 1988, Anderson award 1993), Academy Artists Springfield (Guild Boston Artists award 1988), Guild Beverly Artists (Best of Show awards 1984, 90, 91, 98, Best of Watercolor award 1995), New England Watercolor Society (Parsons Memorial award in watercolor, 1998).
Married William Russell Ghen. Children: Karen, William Junior.