B.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and M.S. from the Illinois Institute of Technology. Did post-graduate study at Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic. Juried member of Landscape Artists International; worked as co-director for ARC Gallery, Chicago, and as public relations director for the Colored Pencil Society of America's National Governing Board. Her most recent awards are an Award for Excellence at the CPSA International Exhibition in Bethesda, Maryland, and first place at Midwest Color held in Illinois. Earned five-year merit signature status with the Colored Pencil Society of America, CPSA.