Bess resides in Ruxton, MD, and works on a crew with the Arc of Baltimore when not engaging in a variety of creative pursuits at her home or more recently at Make Studio. She often says she’s been making art “all my life!” She especially enjoys costume and set design, Japanese anime, and gothic and magical themes which predominate in her recent artwork. She values her own open-minded nature, and an ongoing concern for her is that individuals are too often prejudged by others on their appearance or other preconceived notions. Her “Heroines of Horror” convey more than just the macabre. Bess serves as artist-liaison to the Board of Directors.