A friend once told Betsy “In the end, you will receive no refunds for unused portions of your life.” In addition to working as an artist from her home studio in  Minnesota 

for many years, Betsy has been a dancer, an aerial 

artist and a firefighter. These experiences, her family and nature inspire and influence her work. Her illustrations have appeared in advertising, and on gift bags, mylar balloons, floral products, etc.

 Betsy is a current member of SCBWI.