Born in a small mid-western town Bev has always been a rural girl at heart with a great love for animals, wide open spaces and nature. After earning her degree in Fine Art from Universities in Minnesota, life landed her working and living in large cities for the bulk of her career. She worked for US corporations in Phoenix, Hong Kong, London, and Los Angeles from 1990 to 2006. Fast forward to today, and a much slower way of life, remote northern Arizona is now home for Bev. Living on a small ranch surrounded by over a million acres of national forest, wilderness, and wildlife she says she is fortunate to be able to spend her time photographing what brings her the most joy … horses, both wild and domestic, ranch life and nature.
Pettit has received international photo and art awards, including the Siena International Photo Awards in Siena, Italy, the Moscow International Photo Awards, PX3 Paris International Photo Awards, One Eyeland Awards and Tokyo International Photo Awards amongst others. Her work has been featured in Cowboys & Indians Magazine, Range Magazine and Arizona Highways. She has shown her work in the annual invitational Phippen Museum Hold Your Horses Show and Sale in Prescott as well as the Dry Creek Arts Fellowship Trappings of the American West in Flagstaff, Arizona.
View her website at www.bevpettit.com