Betsy Dillard Stroud: Betsy Dillard Stroud began painting at the age of eight when an insightful uncle gave her a set of oils and suggested a tutor. Stroud is a signature member and Dolphin Fellow of the American Watercolor Society in New York and a signature member of the National Watercolor Society in California, the Rocky Mountain Watermedia Honor Society in Colorado, and a Royal Scorpion and life Member of the Arizona Watercolor Society. She is a former President of the Southwestern Watercolor Society.
A nationally acclaimed and award-winning artist, Stroud is also a former art historian who received her M.A. from the University of Virginia.
Stroud is the author of Painting from the Inside Out (North Light Books, 2002) and The Artist’s Muse: Unlock the Door for Your Creativity, also published by North Light Books. Stroud has adjudicated over sixty international, national, state and regional exhibitions. She has written articles for many major art magazines, including The Artist’s Magazine and Watercolor Artist, and has taught workshops and lectured throughout the United States for the last twenty-five years. Although known for her watercolor and acrylic paintings, she has also had much experience in many media including oil, printmaking, and pastel.
- Experimental Watercolor: Watercolor and Mixed Media
- Unlock the Door to Your Creativity: Fearless Creating in Watercolor, Acrylic and Mixed Media
- Painting Abstraction and Abstract Realism in Acrylics
- Art Critique Seminar