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. This was 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 80s and 90’s to the present day, there is a wavy line of connection between then and now. Beginning as an abstract artist, somewhere in the 90’s Peggy moved to a more traditional style. Now, almost 30 years later, she is reaching back to her roots, working on abstracting her 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.