Betty Christie grew up in the countryside near Limavady, Co. Derry.

She graduated with First Class Honours from the Belfast College of Art and Design, in 1975, followed by an Art Teachers’ Diploma in 1976.

She has lived in Belfast ever since, but her work is still influenced by her rural upbringing, farmland, animals, wildflowers, the coast, and the natural forms she finds on her walks on the beach, in the woods or along the Lagan Towpath

She has won many awards and her work has been selected for many group exhibitions, including, more recently, the Royal Ulster Academy, Belfast, and the Royal Watercolour Open Contemporary, London.

She is also a member of the Water Colour Society of Ireland, the Pastel Society of Ireland and the Irish Society of Botanical Artists.

Her work is held in the collections of Enterprise Ireland, the Water Colour Society of Ireland, Limerick University, Northern Ireland Civil Service, Lisburn City Council and the South-Eastern Trust, as well as in many private collections.