Born and raised mainly in Pennsylvania countryside, I attended Middlebury College, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; awarded a BFA from the University of Pennsylvania in 1966. Two teachers there, Rudy Burckhardt and Neil Welliver, were influential in their works and in attracting me to Maine.
I married my classmate, photographer Will Brown. We have shared many kinds of work, including house restoration/reconstruction, darkroom tasks, gardening and raising a daughter. We live in Philadelphia and Maine.