We had the good fortune of connecting with Bev Pettit and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Bev, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
Staying in my own lane and keeping with what I love and feel most comfortable with was a key factor to growing my brand. I’ve built a following for fine art equine photography and when people are looking for this type of art for their homes or offices my name shows up on the top of most internet search lists.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
My photographs of horses are unique in that I strive to reflect the personality, evoke emotion and capture the essence of each horse that I photograph. My vast experience with horses throughout my life has allowed me the ability to connect with them and to create photographs that not many others in the field can do. I’ve had my fair share of challenges throughout my career. I feel the best way to overcome the challenges is to simply believe in yourself and what you are doing. Be polite to other people along the way. Seek out mentors and people you look up to to give you guidance and encouragement. My story is winding and long. I started out in fine art and over the decades this love of art has wound into curves, alleyways, and dead ends which have all brought me full circle, from what I felt I was “supposed” to do with my life to what I know is what I want to do with my life.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Easy! There are two things I would do. First, would be to spend some time at our ranch here in Arizona. Hiking, walking, visiting our horses, and just hanging out amongst the thousands of open acres of nature and wildlife that surround us. Second, we would hop in my 4Runner and head north to Monument Valley. We would spend days here driving the back roads and visiting Navajo friends on the reservation along the Arizona/Utah border.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Clark Pettit, my husband. He recognized my desire to do what I love and encourages me every step of the way.