Betsy Jacarouso Studio


Betsy Jacarouso Studio

New Gallery Hours are 

Wed -Sat 1-6  Sun 12-5

      About the Artist

Betsy Jacaruso grew up in Dutchess County, New York and graduated from Dutchess Community College in 1974. She began her artistic career studying drawing in Vevey, Switzerland at the age of 19. After completing master classes there she returned to New York to pursue formal training at the Pratt Institute of Art and Design in Brooklyn where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with honors in 1979.

Although she is best known for large watercolor botanicals Betsy also has a passion for painting landscapes and still life. Her method of applying color washes, combined with strong skills in composition and draftsmanship, gives her work its unique personal style. Extensive travels throughout the Hudson Valley, the Southwest, and Tuscany have broadened her world, allowing her to draw visual inspiration while clarifying her own technical expertise in her chosen medium.

Betsy paints and teaches in her studio and gallery at the Courtyard in Rhinebeck, NY. She is active in promoting the arts in her community and generously offers her gallery space to both emerging and established artists for solo exhibits on a regular basis. Her students find her mastery of the medium invaluable in the process of learning to handle the complexities of watercolor painting. In addition, they respond enthusiastically to the warmth of her personality and strong nurturing atmosphere that is ever present in her studio classes.

Her work has been featured in both regional and international exhibitions and is represented in private collections throughout the United States and Europe. Locally, her work is available in her gallery at the Courtyard and on line at her website. A line of Giclee prints of some of Betsy’s favorite landscapes and botanical paintings is now available.

From a review by Dakota Lane in the Woodstock Times:

    Betsy’s paintings of Rhinebeck farms and river views are idyllic without being sentimental, depicting simple rhythms of growth and a peaceful interconnectedness between the man-made and the organic.


Betsy Jacaouso Studio

New Gallery Hours are Wed -Sat 1-6  Sun 12-5

  • 43-2 E. Market
  • Rhinebeck, NY 12572
  • 845-516-4435



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