Bettie Rikansrud received a BA in Art at the University of California at Santa Barbara, with an emphasis in Printmaking and Painting. After raising 3 children and having a career in teaching, she and her husband, Rudy, relocated to Julian, where he had been raised. Since 2005, Bettie has devoted her time to painting, studying artists, taking classes and doing plein air paintings in oils. The mountain area provides unlimited subjects to paint: mountains, streams, sunsets, and cattle grazing. She also enjoys portraiture, having done that for many years.
Bettie is a member of both the California Art Club and the Julian Arts Guild. She exhibits bi-annually with the Julian Arts Guild at the Town Hall on Main Street in Julian. For the last several years, Bettie has also participated in the annual Julian Artists Open Studio Tour, which is held every October.
Bettie’s love of painting has been inspired by the incredible atmosphere and light which permeates the Julian countryside.
P.O. Box 2366
Julian, CA 92036