"One can find all any artist could demand in variety and beauty of subject." That's what Bertha said of California as a home for artists. She painted many California scenes: its flowers, its historic missions, San Francisco Bay, and Lake Tahoe. Her works were exhibited widely, including at the Mark Hopkins Institute, the Sequoia Club, the California State Fair, the San Francisco Art Association, and the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893.
Sources: Askart, Phil Kovinick and Marian Yoshiki Kovinick, An Encyclopedia of Women Artists of the American West, and Artists at Continent's End; the Monterey Penninsula Art Colony, 1875 - 1907, Scott A. Shields.