Betty Egan was born on Yallalong Station on the Murchison River in Western Australia. She and her family are members of the Wadjarri Tribe who continue to speak the Wadjarri language and maintain a very strong continual link with their country and traditional culture in the Murchison River.
Betty Egan was educated at the Pallotine Mission, Tardun in Western Australia, leaving in 1986 moving to Alice Springs. It was here that her adopted family gave her permission to start painting their stories. Betty has returned home and she is now painting her own stories.
Currently, Betty's style of art has moved from the stories given to her by her adopted family to her own traditional stories derived from her own country. Her work now depicts the importance of nature and her painting style has altered to accommodate painting differing bush tuckers in her country. Her preferred medium is acrylic on canvas.