Betsy has lived most of her life in New Mexico. She attended the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque and later received her BA in Art History from the University of Arizona in Tucson. Returning to New Mexico, she now lives north of Questa.
Betsy comes from a long line of artistic women — her grandmothers and an aunt were artists. She makes folk art out of tin painted and shaped to create magnets, jewelry and ornaments. Many of her works reflect devotional images from many cultures particularly divine feminine icons. Her other artistic endeavors include watercolor paintings, printmaking, both woodblock and monotype. A member of Artesanos de Questa, Betsy took a tinsmithing course from one of her fellow artists.