Peggy McGivern

Coming from three generations of accomplished artist Peggy McGivern grew up knowing what her path in life would be.  Not always an easy one, raising two children on her own, but she has worked as a full time artist since 1978 when she started selling her work in a pub in Manchester, England where she and her children lived till early 1980.  When you look at her body of work from the 80’s, 90’s to present there is a wavy line of connection between then and now.  She began as an abstract artist, then somewhere in the 90’s Peggy moved to a more traditional style for a short period of time but found it did not challenge her enough so she  reached back to her roots, working on abstracting her own narrative.  In her words “There always has to be a glimmer of truth in my work”.  She usually works in series using a color palette reminiscent of the 1940’s.  Rich, toned colors of burnt orange, rusty red with subtle brass and lime greens held together with shadows of warm plum and soft charcoal, she depicts the people and places she has encountered in her travels around the world.

Below are examples of Peggy McGivern’s work. Please contact us for more information.

Gentle Giants

The Shortcut

Another Dust Storm

Twilight Pastimes

Come in Out of the Rain

Walking Rain II

Three White Mules

New Riding Habit

Indian Paintbrush

Spring

Spring

Jackson Pond

Jackson Pond

Dancing to the Sun Turning West

Dancing to the Sun Turning West

Maverick

Maverick

La Veta

La Veta