Marian Betts began her formal study of art in the 9th grade. Later, married to an Airman who was stationed at seven different Air Bases in the seven years they were married, it was hard to continue with her training, but she did pick up a year of Commercial Art at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, which included Black & White Photography, Print Development, Graphic illustration,  Layout & Design & 4-Color Printmaking . Marian continued her studies in California where she learned more darkroom techniques; Fashion and Interior Design;  Civil Engineering Drafting; CADD & GIS. After moving back to the Midwest, Marian completed her A.S.S. in IT/Web Design, which included  CSS; HTML 3 and 5; C#; ASP.NET; .NET; SQL, and JavaScript, plus advancing her knowledge of Design using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Corel Painter.


However, most of Marian’s learning in fine art has been on her own, studying the Masters in Europe while her husband was stationed in England, reading books, and experimenting with color theory, light, texture and media, plus keeping up with current designs and fashions on the Internet and elsewhere.


Marian is also an experienced writer, having grown up with British parents, one an English Professor, the other a Poetess. She has written the curriculum and syllabus for her own classes, Standard Operating Procedures for small businesses, catalogs for Art Associations, newsletters, articles, short stories, poetry and technical papers on multiple subjects.


Marian’s clients have included artists, organizations and companies in the United States, Great Britain, Germany, Australia and several of the Asia Pacific countries as well.


Awards, Commissions and Associations




  • 2018       "Dahlia on Steroids" will be on exhibit at the Haan Mansion Museum of Indiana Art,   920 E       State Street,  Lafayette, IN 47905 from August 3, 2018 through October 27th, 2018.
  • 2017       "Dahlia on Steroids" to be exhibited in the Indiana Statehouse , Indianapolis June 2017 through May 2018
  • 2016     "First Landing" Art Association of Madison County Annual Exhibit
  • 2015      "Dahlia on Steroids" Art Association of Madison County Annual Exhibit
  • 2015      "Dewy Cardinal"  Indiana Wildlife Artists Annual Exhibit
  • 2015      "In the 8" Selected by IWA to be in the Indianapolis International Airport Exhibit
  • 2014      "Bathing Beauties" sold and shipped out to Germany
  • 2013      "Sunshine & Sneezes" Indiana Wildlife Artists' Annual Exhibit
  • 2011      "In the 8" Indiana Wildlife Artists' Annual Exhibit
  • 2011       Selected first International Artist for Out of Australia
  • 2011      "New Birth" for the NCWQ Forum of 2012. National Council of Women of Queensland, Australia
  • 2010      "Park Fountain"Historical West 8th Street Annual Fall Photo Competition
  • 2010      "Lunas in Flight "Indiana Wildlife Artists' Annual Exhibition
  • 2010      "Blue Heron Sunrise" Indiana Wildlife Artists' Annual Exhibition


Commissioned Works


  • 2017     Refurbish two murals South Anderson Veterinary Clinic, 109 W. 53rd St, Anderson, IN
  • 2017      Logo Phzi Jewelry
  • 2016      Logo Design Studio
  • 2016      Logo Hints Development
  • 2015      Logo The Handy Man
  • 2015      Logo Lawn Care
  • 2014      Logo 1st@11
  • 2014      Logo Website Design
  • 2012      Logo Adidas Challenge
  • 2011       Logo Photo Restoration
  • 2010      Logo Cyber Corridors, Australia
  • 2009     Logo C&C Global Communications, Inc., Australia
  • 2008     Logo From the Pen
  • 2008     Logo and Artwork for website for Glades - GEI, Inc., Australia
  • 2005     Logo Lady Redbird
  • 2005     Logo Paw Paints




  • National Society of Collegiate Scholars
  • Indiana Wildlife Artists' Association; Central Chapter Chair; 2017 Exhibit Chair; Webmaster
  • Art Association of Madison County; Webmaster
  • Birding in Indiana
  • Indiana Nature and Wildlife Photographers
  • Sacramento Photographers
  • Indiana Native Plants and Wildlife Society
  • Indiana Eagles
  • Florida Wildlife & Nature Photography Forum




A More Personal Note


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