Student, University Chicago, 1939-1940; Bachelor, U. Toronto, 1944; postgraduate, The Art Institute of Chicago Chicago, 1946-1948; postgraduate, Carnegie Mellon U., 1963-1964; Master of Arts, Bowling Green State University, 1982; Master of Fine Arts, Bowling Green State University, 1983.
Freelance illustrator, graphic artist, since 1945. Assistant art editor World Book Encyclopedia, Chicago, 1946-1949. Freelance painter, since 1963.
Freelance writer, since 1983. Instructor Toledo (Ohio) Museum Art, 1983-1988, Private Art Classes, Nassau County, New York, 1973-1976, Bowling Green (Ohio) State University, 1985. Judge numerous art exhibitions, Ohio, Maine, since 1984.
Member, chapter trustee League Women Voters, 1956-1965, 77—. Active Unitarian Universalist Church, 1959-1994. National secretary Unitarian Fellowship Social Justice, 1957-1958.
Member Maine Writers & Publications Alliance, Union Maine Visual Artists, Maine Coast Artists.
Married John Royston Coleman, October 1, 1943 (divorced January 1967). Children: John Michael Coleman, Nancy Jane Coleman, Patty Ann Coleman, Paul Richard Coleman (deceased), Stephen William Coleman. Married Irving Russell Murray, June 26, 1967 (divorced August 1988).