Betsy Dillard Stroud AWS D. F. NWS is a Signature Member and Dolphin Fellow of the American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society, the Rocky Mountain National Honor Society, and a Life Member of the Arizona Watercolor Association.
As a painter, watercolor and acrylic are her main mediums and she especially loves watercolor, which has idiosyncrasies that are much like her own.
As a former art historian, with a proper distrust of labeling, she describes herself as an expressionistic, abstract, coloristic who uses rhythm, layering and pigment to make her statement.
An award winning artist and the author of three published books, Betsy is now at work on a fourth book and a third of a book about the painter Joseph Raffael. Her most recent award is the Dr. David Gale Award in the 2014Western Federation of Watercolor Societies.
In her artist’s statement she writes, “As a painter, my color is my language, my brush is my voice, and my finished painting is my testimony. She has adjudicated over sixty international, national, state, and regional exhibitions. In 2007, Stroud was one of 28 Americans invited to exhibit in the First International Exhibition of Master Watercolorists held in the Xiangsu Museum in Nanjing, China.