Betsy Havens began her studies at age 12 at the Telfair Museum of Art in Savannah, Georgia and studied art throughout her school career. Educated at the University of Georgia and the University of South Carolina she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Design, and did post graduate work in the History of Architecture and Southern Literature.She has received many awards for her work which is collected widely by private and corporate collectors. She received many Purchase Awards, Second Place in the South Carolina State Fair, placed 2nd in the “February Show” in the Rice Museum, awarded the Director’s Circle Award. Honorable Mention in the Georgetown Watercolor Society Show, Best in Show and First Place, Rice Museum. Her work is collected by corporate collectors: First Citizens Bank Permanent Collection, Colonial Life Insurance Headquarters, Themis Fine Arts Permanent Collection, etc. Two man show Rice Museum, Georgetown, S.C. and National Steeplechase Museum Show, Camden, S.C.
Betsy’s travels throughout the world give her great inspiration for her paintings of the people, the land, and the architecture. She paints her own interpretation of the cities and streets of the world filled with people, medieval and renaissance knights of Europe, domes of Byzantium, and landscapes of Tuscany, France and other European sites. Married to artist James E. Calk, Betsy lives in Georgetown, South Carolina.