help_outline Skip to main content
HomeMember GalleryBetsy Roe's Gallery

Artist’s Statement

Starting in 2002, I have been producing watercolor, colored pencil, and acrylic paintings for exhibition, along with public and private commissions around the United States, Canada, and Australia. Born in New York in The United States and educated in The Liberal Arts, I discovered my love for art following a scuba diving accident in 2000 when I took my first watercolor class to help my brain adjust to eye-hand coordination. By 2008 while continuing with my artistic studies, I found my real passion in art as soon as I was exposed to the relationship between art, science, and nature through scientific botanical illustration. I began scientific botanical illustration studies at the Sarasota Florida School of Botanical Art, with courses at The Ringling College of Art and Design, all in Sarasota, Florida. I completed my Botanical studies at The Minnesota School of Botanical Art, where I was able to participate in and be accepted into The Florilegium at The Eloise Butler Garden, the oldest Public Wildflower Garden in The United States, I was honored to participate in civic art, chosen to design the 130 feet x 30 feet Botanical Painting on the Jungle Theater Building in downtown Minneapolis. Minnesota. I am enjoying a recent interest in Narrative painting. 

Exhibitions and Awards:

2003         Longboat Key Center for the Arts juried Exhibition, Florida USA

2004        Longboat Key Center for The Arts juried Exhibition, Florida USA

             Ojibway Art Show Exhibition Ontario Canada Sold 20 Paintings

2005    Longboat Key Center for The Arts Juried Exhibition, Won Best of Show Sarasota Florida USA

             Ojibway Art Show Exhibition, Ontario Canada Sold 26 paintings

2005     Longboat Key Center for The Arts Exhibition, USA 

2010-2012   6 botanical drawings were accepted into The Eloise Butler Forilegium, Minnesota USA These paintings are in a permanent collection and can be chosen to travel around the world. 

2011             Two Drawings accepted into, Margaret Flockton Award juried Exhibition, Sydney, Australia (Under Elizabeth B. Cole)

2011             Civic Art Botanical mural measuring 39.5 meters x 9 meters for The Jungle Theater Building in Minneapolis Minnesota, USA 

2011- 2023  Various annual Local exhibits with the Society of Botanical Art in Sarasota Fl.

2012         Eloise Butler Florilegium Exhibition in Mpls Public Library US

2013        Eloise Butler Florilegium Exhibition McCalester College St. Paul, Minnesota, USA 

2015        Two Botanical Drawings published in Minnesota Volunteer Magazine Minneapolis Minnesota USA

2017         Audubon Celery Fields Exhibition for Botanical Art with Birds Florida USA

2018         Two Drawings accepted into, Margaret Flockton Award juried Exhibition, Sydney, Australia 

2020         Cover and Article in the Annual Publication Of The Islanders Association Magazine in Ontario Canada. 

2022          New England Society Botanical Art From Solstice to Equinox Juried Exhibition 

2023         Manatee Art Center Bradenton Florida, Juried exhibition