Betty-Ann (Ottersen) Brose, born in Tønsberg, Norway, has made The Woodlands, Texas her home since 1997. She spent her early childhood in Sioux Lookout, Ontario, Canada, an area of dense forests and numerous lakes. This provided an environment for many happy hours of exploration and imaginative play that ultimately influenced her choices in education and chosen profession. After her family moved to Toronto, the experience of visiting the city’s many museums and gardens sparked a lifelong interest in art.
Betty-Ann studied horticulture at Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania and this education led to a position of Program Coordinator in the Collections, Conservation and Interpretations Division of Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library in Winterthur, Delaware.
After moving to Texas, she began studies at the Glassell School of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. This education has opened up new pathways to fulfill her inner need to create beauty and express emotion.
A painter in oil on both canvas and wood, her subjects are suggestive landscapes and organic abstractions that are based on patterning in nature. Current areas of exploration include the role of the imagination in art and the connection between music and painting.