Bachelor, Mary Washington College, 1955. Master of Arts, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, 1974.
Faculty, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Blacksburg, 1963, professor art since 1981. Guest artist Emma Lake Art Workshop, U. Saskatchewan, 1985. One-woman shows include Andre Emmerich Gallery, New York City, 1976, 78, Rubiner Gallery, Detroit, 1977-1978, 90, Meredith Long Gallery, New York City, 1980, Theodore Haber Gallery, New York City, 1981-1982, 84-85, Osuna Gallery, Washington, 1982, 84, 87, Wade Gallery, Los Angeles, 1986-1987, 89,91, Ulysses Gallery, 1990, 94, Osuma Gallery, 1993, Martha Mabey Gallery, 1994, Gallery K, Washington, 1996.
Exhibited in group shows at Virginia Museum Art, Richmond, 1973-1975, 80-81, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston Salem, North Carolina, 1963, 65, 67, 71, 76, Boston Museum Fine Arts, 1981, 84, Roanoke (Virginia) Museum, 1963-1979, Butler Institute Contemporary Art, Youngstown, Ohio, 1969, 72, Anita Shapolsky Gallery, New York City, 1988, Wade Gallery, 1989, Rubiner Gallery, 1990.
Represented in permanent collections Boston Museum, General Motors, Detroit, Hunter Museum, Chattanooga, Roanoke Museum, Phillip Morris Corporation, Richmond and New York City, Manufacturers Hanover Trust, New York City, American Can Corporation, New York City, Shawmut Bank of Boston, Mint Museum, CSX Corporation, Ethyl Corporation, others
Member College Art Association, National Honorary Art and Architecture Society, Mint Museum Charlotte, North Carolina, Tau Sigma Delta.
Married Roger Walke, August 25, 1984. Children: Mary Kelly, John Whittemore, Phillip Mears.