11 Dogwood Drive
Harbeson, DE 19951
By Appointment Only
Off of Rt. 24, between Lewes and Long Neck. Call for appointment and directions.
In her Harbeson, Delaware studio Betsey manipulates small strips of fabric, natural materials and found objects into award winning collages recreating the landscapes and moods of the East Coast shores where she grew up – from the rocky coast of Maine, to the Nantucket moors, to the Delaware seashore where she now lives. While her work is derived from a craft technique, it crosses the line of craft into the world of landscape art. Viewed from a distance the work is often mistaken for painting, a trick of the eye which is revealed upon close examination of the details.
While her professional life has been as an interior designer and project manager, her hobbies have always been centered on textiles, whether sewing, weaving, embroidery, silk-screens or quilts. She thanks her mother for the basics of “handwork”, and her father for the love of art and the sea, and a “designing eye”.
Betsey also designs liturgical vestments and altar appointments. Several New Jersey, Delaware, Virginia and Pennsylvania clergy and churches own her work.
Betsey graduated from Drew University and the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. She has also studied at the Textile Institute of Rhode Island School of Design. She has exhibited at the Rehoboth Art League, The Academy Art Museum (Easton, MD), Peninsula Gallery (Lewes, DE), Red Raven Gallery (Lancaster, PA), The Art Station (Stone Mt., GA), Porter Studios and Gallery (Hamilton, NY) and many fine craft shows in the mid-Atlantic area. She currently has work on exhibit in the US Senate office of Sen. Tom Carper (DE). She is a juried member of The Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen and Delaware By Hand.