O'Reilly, Myra Faith was born on August 6, 1938 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Arrived in Great Britain, 1946. Daughter of James George Sheehey and Eileen Theresa (O'Reilly) Gibbon.
National diploma, Royal Berkshire College, 1959. Diploma, Royal Academy, 1964. Teaching diploma, Hornsey College, 1972.
Head art department, Sherwood Hall School, Nottinghamshire, England
lecturer I, Foundation Arts, Essex, England
lecturer II, Thomas Huxley College, London
lecturer II, Goldsmith's College, London
senior lecturer, Brighton Polytechnic, Sussex, England, since 1976.