Artwork by Mimi Betz

Website updated June 22, 2018

Artist's Statement

A painting captures a moment, a thing, a place, or a season, which can then be revisited and enjoyed once again. Painting each of these moments is joy and a challenge.

Mimi Betz is a DC area artist who rediscovered painting several years ago through study at the Yellow Barn Studio.  She first developed an interest in painting while attending high school in Paris, France.  Upon returning to the DC area, she began a 39 year career with the Federal Government.  In 2000, as she was about to retire, her family gave her art classes as a gift so that she might revive the painting talents of her youth.

Since then Mimi has continued to take art classes at the Compass Atelier and the Yellow Barn Studio. She has taken workshops from plein air artists Bethanne Kinsella Cople, Sara Linda Poly, Gavin Brooks and Nancy Tankersley through the South Street Art Gallery in Easton, Md.  She studied at Montgomery College taking both studio and plein air classes with Ed Ahlstrom.  She is currently taking classes with Gonzalo Ruiz Navarro through the Yellow Barn Studio and with Glen Kessler at the Compass Atelier. 

Mimi’s paintings reflect the diversity of life experiences and include local scenes, flowers, still lifes, and pets. She has had exhibits of her paintings at the Popcorn Gallery in Glen Echo Park, the Yellow Barn Gallery, Brookside Gardens, the Rockville Mayor’s Office, and the Garrett County Art Sale and Wine Festival. Mimi usually displays work at the yearly Glen Echo Park Labor Day Art Show, the Woman’s Club of Chevy Chase Art Show, and Montgomery County Plein Air Artists Shows.


​Paintings of Flowers

​River Farm - 7931 E Boulevard Dr, Alexandria, VA

​July 11 - September 25, 2018

Reception, Saturday July 14, 11 am - 1 pm

With artists: Pat Coates, Malathi Jayawickrama, Ken Bachman, Lillian Klein Abensohn, Sara Bardin, Alden Schofield, Rajam Nair, Mimi Betz

Link to my other website:

Link to the Yellow Barn Studio Virtual Gallery:


Yellow Barn Studio Glen Echo, MD

Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association

Montgomery Gounty Plein Air Artists


Interlude (w/Jean Smith, Kathleen Carroll and Sandra Honda)  October 4-24, 2017
New Masters Art Gallery 

Triple Vision
Popcorn Gallery Glen Echo Park, MD
w/artists Marylouise Roach and Madeleine Schaller
weekends July 23 - August 28, 2016

Maplewood Park Place
9707 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD
March 1 through May 27, 2016

Garrett Co. Art Sale & Wine Festival
September 12, 2015, McHenry, MD, w/artists Marylouise Roach and Madeleine Schaller

Rockville Mayors Office​ (Rockville, MD)
April 17, 2014 through July 15, 2014