Coming from three generations of accomplished artists, Peggy McGivern considers her work second nature and ongoing. “I would hope that my work is constantly evolving.” In 1975 when she lost everything in a bitter divorce, she left her Colorado home with her two children and started an adventure of travel lasting till the early nineties. One place they settled was Manchester, England, where Peggy worked in a pub and sold her paintings from behind the bar. On returning home to Denver, she opened her own gallery, voted “Best New Gallery” by Westword Magazine. Nine years later she closed the gallery to devote all her efforts to her own work. Recently she has earned commissions from The Denver Children’s Hospital, The Anschutz Diabetes Center, The Shadow Mountain Institute and was chosen for the 2008 Denver International Airport exhibition. Peggy currently exhibits and sells her paintings at galleries across the Southwest, working both plein air and out of her studios in Denver and Taos, New Mexico.