Born and raised in Montana, now based in San Diego, California
Betsy had never heard of gourd till she learned to paint with her “favorite uncle” Bob Burbank in July of 2002.
The California Gourd Society competition at Welburn Festival in 2004 awarded her 2nd and 3rd place ribbons.
Dar Beck wrote: “Betsy is Gourd Art Extraordinaire! She loves the use of all colors, textures.