"Every fairy is welcome to have her own opinion." - Bess, after Vidia criticizes her work.
Gail Carson Levine's Trilogy:
- Fairy Dust and the Quest for the Egg
- Fairy Haven and the Quest for the Wand
- Fairies and the Quest for Never Land
Tales from Pixie Hollow
- A Masterpiece for Bess
- Prilla and the Butterfly Lie
- Dulcie's Taste of Magic
- Queen Clarion's Secret
- Art Lessons by Bess
- Four Clues for Rani
Step into Reading:
- A Dozen Fairy Dresses
- A Game of Hide-and-Seek
- Beck's Bunny Secret
- The Fairy Berry Bake-Off
- The Great Fairy Race
Bess is considered the most talented art fariy in Pixie Hollow. Her most well known paintings are those portraying Mother Dove, that she paints every year. The first one was painted around the time Prilla came to Pixie Hollow.
Bess's studio is made out of an old tangerine crate which washed up on the beach one day. It is her favorite place to be in the world.
Gail Carson Levine's Trilogy
In Fairy Dust and the Quest for the Egg, at the beginning she is seen painting the rest of her portrait of Mother Dove. During the hurricane she tries hard to hold on to it.
In Fairy Haven and the Quest for the Wand, she is mentioned wishing to make brushstrokes like lightning and paints as pure as new souls.
Tales from Pixie Hollow
In A Masterpiece for Bess, after Bess painted a portrait of Tinker Bell, other fairies started asking for potraits too. Her friend Quill constantly caught her in embarrasing moments, like when she went to go get paint or when her wings got wet. Later when she painted something that wasn't a potrait no one appreciated it except Vidia, she gave Vidia the painting when she told her what she needed to hear. She then realized that her potraits were just fads, Quill told her about her fad making Bess feel better.
In Queen Clarion's Secret, she was seen briefly flying in the wind and laughing, because it was so windy she could not fly straight.
In Disney Fairies Storybook Library, Bess appears in one of the stories with a case of artist's block. Many of her friends arrive to give her some inspiration- they bring gifts, but Bess finds all of the attention distracting until she comes to an epiphany and draws a large masterpiece of her friends, with their gifts, all beside her.
She is outgoing, caring, and fun to be around. She loves to paint. Her favorites of many friends are Lily, a garden talent fairy; and Quill, another art-talent fairy. Bess gets so involved in her creations that she often doesn’t notice that she has paint splattered on her clothes and in her hair.