Betsy has a deep love for the visual arts, especially photography which includes conceptual interpretation of the image. Images can have many meanings which mesh emotional association and visual impact. She is naturally drawn to coastal scenes, as her once-a-year visits to Topsail Island, North Carolina began when her family found Topsail Island as a vacation paradise when she was two-years-old; and ever since, she has been visiting the island regularly for 39 years. It was in 1996 that she drove down to Topsail after Hurricane Bertha and took some photographs of the devastation that she began taking photography seriously, from a documentation perspective. From there, she began an unmovable journey within the visual arts, traveling along the East Coast as well as internationally, taking heart-felt photographs and making them available to the public for purchase.
Betsy is an MFA graduate from Virginia Tech. She was a consistent recipient of the Alfred Knobler Scholarship while attending the three-year Master of Fine Arts program in Creative Writing. She has taught College-Level English Composition and Research, Ecology Composition, and Creative Writing. She also has significant studies in Biology (BSc), Chemistry (Minor), and Animal Science.
Betsy uses a Canon Mark III for superb photography.