Lavone graduated from Western University with a BA and Masters Degree.
Post Graduate work at Colorado State University, University of Washington and Oregon State University. She was a student of Kadinsky's Philosophy of Abstract Art and mentored for twenty plus years by artist, teacher, Peggy Zehring. Lavone herself became a devoted art teacher for 23 years.
Lavone appreciates her college education but the degree she values most is her PHD in Life experiences which drive her paintings and life.
Her exhibitions and paintings in private collections range from the Northwest to Arizona, New York, Germany, Scotland, Sweden and new Zealand.