Betty was born and raised in the State of Ohio. After providing an accounting service for 25 years in Anchorage, Alaska, to small business owners, she proceeded to fulfill a goal of becoming a professional artist. She obtained a BFA in Fine Arts at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Alaska’s natural beauty encouraged her to become its partner and search for unending personal interpretations. With each brush stroke she looked for the inter-locking of the mind and spirit to share with her viewers. Evoking their awareness to the harmony between mankind and nature is the basis of her passion to reproduce the natural beauty of our environment.