I was born in Havertown, PA, a suburb of Philadelphia. As a young child I loved drawing people, coloring and designing original clothes for my paper dolls. After our family moved to Los Angeles when I was twelve, I took figure drawing classes at Chouinard Art Institute where I first experienced drawing from the nude model. Upon high school graduation, I received a summer scholarship to Art Center College of Design.
In college at CSULB, I earned a B.F.A. in Sculpture and Jewelry Design and spent five years as a professional jewelry designer.
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 and portraiture, 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.