Betsy Hall Harrison

by Dana Kester-McCabe

Betsy Hall Harrison is a batik artist who lives in Ocean City, Maryland and works in her studio in Berlin, Maryland. Batik is a resist technique using fabric dyes, and hot wax on silk. The colors are applied in layers beginning with lighter hues and finishing with darker ones or black.

After school in Mexico and a brief stay in Idaho, Betsy settled on the Eastern Shore in 1980.

Betsy is a member of the Worcester County Arts Council, a former vice-president and board member of the Ocean City Art League, and she offers workshops and lessons in her specialty batik.

Fine art prints called giclee have allowed Betsy to sell her work to a wider audience.

Betsy offers encouragement to anyone with a desire to make art.

Betsy also does watercolor house portraits and accepts commissions for these and her trademark batiks. Her work may be seen at Playa Oeste Gallery in Rincon, Puerto Rico, by special appointment.