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, 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 studied with these mixed media artists:

Carolyn Goldsmith at Seaside, Florida

Fredrick Guess in San Miguel, Mexico

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 Suanders in Liepers Fork, Tennessee