I was born in Havertown, PA, a suburb of Philadelphia. As a young child I loved my coloring books. I also created original paper dolls and designed their clothing.
After our family moved to Los Angeles when I was twelve, I began drawing classes at Chouinard Art Institute. It was there that I first experienced drawing from the nude model. I continued my art studies throughout high school and received a summer scholarship to Art Center College of Design upon graduation.
In college at California State University, Long Beach, I began working three-dimensionally earning a B.F.A. in Sculpture and Jewelry Design and spent five years as a jeweler.
My involvement in art making took a back seat while I built and sustained my massage therapy business, Betzi Stein Massage Therapy. Being drawn to the massage profession has always felt like a natural extension of my love of drawing and sculpting the body. In recent years I’ve returned seriously to drawing and painting the figure, in particular the hands, working in my home studio in the Palms section of Los Angeles.
I am a member of the Los Angeles Art Association and Women Painters West.