Thanks for visiting! Color is the key to my art, which engages the viewer and creates a mood. Even when the work is abstract, it may be about nature or human nature. Some people find my digital paintings somewhat musical.

I enjoy the color explorations and image variations, but I also am a photographer. My work is about trying to understand the nature of the world.

You can find my work on all the Redbubble products such as prints for the wall, dresses, shirts, scarves, calendars, duvet covers, leggings, tote bags, mugs, and pillows. If you’d like to see an image in a different color or on another product, please contact me through Bubblemail. It’s the same with calendars. I can make a calendar with any twelve of my images, and it can start on any month.

BIOGRAPHY: In addition to being an artist I am a garden writer. I was the lead writer for the book “The Gardener’s Home Companion” published by Macmillan, and was co-author of “Cutting Gardens” for Simon & Schuster. I write a garden column for The Hunt Magazine. I also publish garden books by other writers. You can see the rock, regional, fairy, citrus, and herb garden books I bring out at B. B. Mackey Books ( Lately I’ve been making them into Kindle books.

Thanks for reading this and looking at my work. These are my original works and are fully copyrighted. Many are shown only here on RedBubble. I enjoy fabric and surface design. Also I love abstract art and photography.

I am active on Pinterest as . I joined Zazzle as ColorDiva* and have pillows, fabrics, and other fun things there. I am in Society6 at where I like the tee shirts printed all over, and finding lots of RedBubble friends. I really enjoy the new RedBubble scarves. Those I bought look great.

  • Joined: September 2007


Should Redbubble Print and Sell Scarves?

Redbubble should sell scarves / Please comment or vote on this thought in the feedback forum. The link will take you there. So many of our great fractal, abstract, and flower designs would be totally fabulous as silk scarves! We need to get someone’s attention. Thanks! — Betty / Here’s my posted comment: / A silk scarf can be printed using a silk-screen process and the silk su…
Posted over 6 years – 11 comments

YouTube Video with Orchids, by Betty

I made a Youtube video out of flower photographs — hope you will take a look!
Posted over 6 years – 14 comments

Video of Mackey Art on YouTube.

Just for fun I made and posted a video of my colorful abstract digital images on YouTube. Click here to watch and listen. / The jazzy music is by my younger son but he didn’t want credit! The images pan, shrink, or grow gently as the video flows along to the music. Each frame has the image name. / I used the program ProShow Gold. It is from and is fairly inexpensive and als…
Posted about 7 years – 4 comments
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