Like many wildlife painters in America, Livvy came to know her craft through an intimate familiarity with her natural surroundings. She was raised in South Central Alaska and now lives and paints in the Rogue Valley, Oregon. Livvy is a member of New York’s prestigious Society of Animal Artists and viewed by many as a premier nature artist and fervent conservationist. In 1998 she was chosen as one of six American “wildlife painters to watch” by InformArt magazine. Her most current recognition is an Award of Merit in the Grand National Celebration of Western Art in San Francisco, and inclusion in the recently released book titled Strokes of Genius - The Best of Drawing.