Beatrice was born to George and Emma Offor on March 21, 1864 at Peak Hill Villa, Sydenham, Kent. She was one of ten children, amongst them, governesses, music professors, and a brother in the tea industry emigrated to Australia where he settled and married. Beatrice's father lived to well over 100 years old.
In 1882 Beatrice attended the Slade School of Art, studying "Fine Art and Fine Art Anatomy". The Slade is now part of the London University. The school was one of the most important English Art Schools of the late 19th century. Renowned for its curriculum, based on the French system of art education. It was also the first English Art School to give students opportunities to study from the life model.&nb
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