Betsy Barry brings with her 30 years of creative experience. Most at home with pencil and paper, Betsy has chosen to focus her artistic expressions on the plants, flowers and other natural things that surround us all. Betsy has worked in many mediums: acrylic, watercolor, oil, fiber; but has ultimately chosen colored pencil as well as pen and ink to express her creativity. With this focus, she renders her subjects from life, capturing the essence of her subject matter. Betsy completed a diploma course in botanical illustration with the Society of Botanical Artists, (SBA) London and earned the rank of Distinction, or highest honors. She was also awarded the Burggraaff Memorial Award for achievement on the course.
Studio Space -48 W. Main Street second floor, Mystic Ct.
Mystic Outdoor Arts Festival- August 14 &15, 2021 -AWARDED Best in Illustration/Graphics
Old Saybrook Arts & Craft Festival- October 2 & 3, 2021
Old Saybrook Art Festival -July 27 & 28, 2019 - Awarded BEST IN SHOW, ART
Mystic Fine Art Festival- August 10 & 11, 2019 - Awarded BEST LOCAL ARTIST
Newport Flower Show - June 21-23, 2019
Instructor - Lyme Art Association
Instructor - Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
Guest Instructor White Gate Farm 2020/2021
Guest Instructor Madison Garden Club 2018/2019
Guest Instructor Botany Conference, Fort Worth Tx. 2016 &
Demonstrations via Zoom 2020,2021
Instructor BRIT Fort Worth Tx. 2016