Betty Christie graduated with a First Class Honours Art Degree in 1975, followed by an Art Teachers’ Diploma in 1976.
Although she has lived in Belfast for over forty years, her work is still influenced by her rural upbringing,
her parents’ cottage garden, animals, birds, wildflowers, fields, the coast, and natural forms found within the landscape.
She works in pastel, watercolour and in mixed-media, enjoying the contrast of pastel’s rich, velvety
intensity with the delicate fluidity and transparency of watercolour. Her mixed-media work exploits
experimental textural qualities, which, together with colour, pattern, structure and detail, form an
important element of her work.
She has won a number of awards, and has work in the collections of Lisburn City Council, Enterprise Ireland and the National Watercolour Collection at Limerick University, as well as in many private collections.