Betty received her B.A. degree from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee and her M.A.T. from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Since college in the 1970's, she studied water color painting with the late John Gaddes of Jackson, Mississippi at the Monteagle Sunday School Assembly. In the 1980's and 1990's, she studied at the Cheekwood Fine Arts Center. In 2000, she began painting under the tutelage of Russian artist Paul Zeppelin at the Centennial Club in Nashville, Tennessee.
Betty has also participated in workshops with the following nationally-known plein air oil painters:
Dee Beard Dean in Cortona, Italy
Gayle Hurley at the Birmingham Botanical Garden
Henry Isaacs of Sharon, Vermont
Jason Saunders in Liepers Fork, Tennessee
Betty's Passion for creating is expressed both in her vividly colored still life paintings and her more subdued impressionistic landscapes. Her current work takes inspiration from places visited around the world.