Betty has a BA in Fine Arts and an MA in Art Therapy from Montclair State University in New Jersey. She was a practicing Registered Art Therapist (ATR) for over 30 years, and served as Director of Therapeutic Services at a large psychiatric hospital in New Jersey where she began her career working with adolescents, helping her patients express and understand themselves through art. She has also taught Art at the college level as a visiting adjunct professor. Today, she is retired and focusing on painting.
While continuing to explore different mediums, her work centers on botanicals — particularly in watercolor. She loves to paint outside, en plein air, or from photographs she has taken in her yard or her travels.
Betty moved to New Bern in 2006 and currently serves on the board of the Twin Rivers Artists Association.