McGhee, a practicing artist and drawing teacher in Boston, teaches courses in painting and drawing. McGhee first studied drawing at the University of Florence and the Academia de Belli Arti in Florence, Italy. After receiving a BA in art history, she went on to study drawing, sculpture, and the lost-wax method of bronze casting at the Kansas City Art Institute, and drawing and painting at the Arts Students League in New York City. In New York, she became a designer for Tiffany and Co. and illustrated books for William Morrow Press and Western Printing.
McGhee has taught drawing in the Boston area, including at the Cambridge Art Association and the firm Architectural Resources, Cambridge, and she has also taught painting at the Boston Museum School. At present she is translating from French a book on Ingres (La Vie, Ses Travaux, Sa Doctrine by Henri de la Borde, Paris, 1870). McGhee has shown her work at Jensen Fine Arts in New York City and Edgartown, Massachusetts, and Craven Gallery in West Tisbury, Massachusetts.