Betty was born on Utopia station in 1957 whilst the station was still run by non-indigenous owners. She grew up and spent her early years on the station mixing a traditional life with a western schooling. As her mother became more and more famous, Betty developed an interest in painting and learned from Minnie’s innovative blending of colours. Since her mother passed away, Betty’s career has developed in its own right building on her learning and developing her own method of expression of the same ceremonial stories. Betty divides her time between Alparra Community on Utopia station and Alice Springs.