betsy hall elk river arts and lecturesBetsy Hall was trained in the fine arts, majoring in illustration and design at Tyler School of Art, Temple University. She worked first as a freelance illustrator for 13 years in Philadelphia, then started a portrait business when she moved to Montana in the early 1980s. During the course of three decades, she’s painted more than 700 portraits in watercolor and oil for clients all over the U.S., Canada, Europe and Australia. She teaches adult watercolor classes and gives private lessons to kids.

Over the years, Hall has had several one-woman shows, and has participated in group shows throughout the U.S. Her most recent show, at Livingston's Green Door Gallery, was comprised of portraits of 30 Livingston dogs. She designed and created two large paint-by-numbers murals that Livingston children painted, and which now hang in our new hospital. She creates Christmas wreaths and other wall pieces from discarded items, plastic toys, rhinestone jewelry and odds and ends all found at thrift shops and garage sales. She is currently working on a series of interactive paintings.

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