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Bachelor of Fine Arts, University Georgia, 1967. Master of Arts in Art, San Jose State University, 1976.
Visiting assistant professor painting Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio, 1986-1987. Membership director Women's Studio Workshop, Rosendale, New York, 1992-1993. Leader workshops, lecturer on painting various universities, own studio, New York, since 1992.
Assistant director for design State University of New York, New Paltz, 1993—2006. Retired
adjustment lecturer painting Marist College, Poughkeepsie, New York, 1998—2005.
Her art is informed by the philosophy of deep ecology, and a monograph detailing her work describes it as “excavat(ing) the arcane kingdom of the human psyche, so long tyrannized by the repressive and oppressive forces of socialization." She has exhibited widely in the United States and abroad, and her work is featured in In The Making: Creative Options for Contemporary Art.
Member artists' advisory board Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, 1987-1988. Panel member for selection of art fellowships Ohio Arts Council, 1991. Activist for animal rights various organizations, since 1984.
Member Women's Studio Workshop (membership director 1992-1993), United University Professionals.