Liz Peveto grew up in a small town in Louisiana with a family of creative people. She did not have access to art classes, but always enjoyed drawing and being creative. While living in Houston, Texas as an adult where she could develop her drawing skills from many noted artist, such as Bernice Brown, Mary Price, Lajos Markos, Frederick Taubes, John Balm, she advanced her knowledge under their influences. Leaving Houston to live in Stavanger, Norway opened even more opportunity to expand her desire to create art in new media and new places at the Rogaland University in Stavanger.
In recent years she has taken classes at the Scottsdale Artist School with Tom Browning, David Leffel at the Loveland Academy and workshops with Ben Konis. Gay Faulkenberry, J. Chris Morel and Tim Diebler aroused her interest in En Plein Air classes with them. Liz has especially enjoyed classes with C. W. Mundy at the Fredericksburg Art School and in Tuscaloosa, Alabama workshop. She will refresh that enjoyment in painting with C. W. Mundy in May, 2013 in Fredericksburg, Texas.
The many years of travel and meeting new people and experiencing new places has given her unique paintings of the places and faces she finds inspiring to work into paintings. Her theme has become, "Painting Places and Faces in the World". In 2008 she traveled to the Arctic Circle to see the declining Polar Bear population and the effects of warming climates. She took a cruise to Nova Scotia to see where her French ancestors came from and hear the history of the Titanic sinking off the coast of Nova Scotia. In 2009 she went to see the glaciers of Alaska along with the amazing wildlife that live there. Year 2010 brought her opportunity to travel to the North Pole in July and to the South Pole in October. For Liz the people and places are what life is about. For the last few years she has been teaching an adult class for oil painting in the Robson Ranch Community in Texas. She finds great satisfaction in sharing what she has learned over the past 40 years about the art of painting in the oil medium. In 2011 Liz had three paintings choosen to be published by Kennedy Publishing in Best of America Oil Artists Volume III. She has not seen the finished product, only proofs of the pages.
In 2012 the artist life took a backseat to her creative spirit because of the illness and ultimate death of her huband, Dr. Ronald "Skip" Garvey. She is trying to regain her momentum and hopes soon will have new works to show you. The ideas are rolling round in her head.