Betzi Robinson has spent most of her life involved with the arts of Asia.  After graduating from Carnegie Mellon University with a Fine Arts degree, she spent the next twenty years living in Asia where she adopted her uniue style of painting that is rooted in the philosophy and techniques of oriental art combined with western ideas of light and color.  She employs techniques and materials used for centuries in Asia and has studied the discipline of brush painting more than 30 years.


For six years she was president of the Sumi-e Society of America and later became Editor of its quarterly magazine.  She lives in Virginia teaching art classes and traveling around the US to lecture and teach workshops.  She is also a member of the Potomac Valley Watercolorists.  Her work has been shown in the Philippines, Hong Kong, Austria, Canada and around the United States.  In the world of oriental brush painting she is known for her paintings of tigers and other big cats. Betzi has won numerous awards for her art in national shows, including a Grumbacher Gold Medal, The Shaffer Award, an American Artist Magazine Award and is one of only three artists who have won the Sumie Society of America's  Annual Best of Show Award twice.


She is an instructor at the Art League in Alexandria , VA and is currently teaching three sessions and two workshops each year there.

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