Coming from three generations of accomplished artists 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.
Peggy’s work is represented in Arizona by Wilde Meyer Galleries. Click on any piece to enlarge it.