St. Simons Island native Betty Oliver developed a passion for art at age 7 while attending Saturday art classes with artist Bill Hendrix at the Island Art Center. These classes were the inspiration for continuing the study of art at the University of Georgia.
After earning a B.A. in Art, M.A. in Art History, and Ph.D. in Art Appreciation/Aesthetics, Betty joined the faculty of Southern Polytechnic State University (now the Marietta campus of Kennesaw State University), where she recently retired as Professor Emeritus of Media Arts. She has continued her study of painting with nationally noted watercolor artists Tony Van Hasselt, Skip Lawrence, Cheng-Khee Chee, and Charles Reid, among others.
A Signature Member of the Georgia Watercolor Society and a member of the Ossabaw Artists Collective and Glynn Visual Arts, Betty continues to paint, but her greatest passion is creating opportunities at Glynn Visual Arts like those she enjoyed in her youth at the Island Art Center.
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