Betsy is a widowed mother of nine beautiful children. . A self-taught artist, she lives on Cape Cod , Massachusetts, drawing inspiration from the ocean and the idyllic environment it creates. Her first love was pen and ink for the lessons it gave her in focus and attention to detail. That foundation gave her the courage to explore new mediums like alcohol inks, pastels, and acrylic flow, and to feel the rapture of color. She works mainly with alcohol inks on Yupo paper, canvas, and ceramic tile, but also collects and paints horseshoe crabs, and will do a commissioned portrait in pencil from a photo.