Student, Hartwick College, 1985. Bachelor of Science in Art Education, Eastern Illinois University, 1973. Master of Arts in Painting, University Northern Iowa, 1979.
Teacher Chicago Board Education, Chicago, 1973-1975. Art teacher District 147, Harvey (Illinois) Schools, 1976-1979, Cambridge (Massachusetts) School Department, 1980-1981, Joliet (Illinois) Public Schools, 1982-1983. Free-lance artist Glenwood, Illinois, since 1983.
Illustrator for Putnam Public, New York City, Illinois State Department.
Recipient Purchase awards Dusable Museum, Chicago, 1983-1985. Purchase award Varied Treasures, Illinois Benedictine College, Lisle, Illinois, 1985. Member Illinois Artisans Shop, Art.
Institute Chicago Sales and Rental Gallery, Chicago Artists Coalition, Ward-Nasse Gallery New York City, Phi Delta Kappa.
Married Arthur Van Johnson, August 1, 1970 (divorced August 1980). 1 child, Ronké Diarra. Married Kelvin Keith Gilchrist, September 5, 1983.
1 child, William Kelvin.