Rosemary Gitto Conroy '81

Rosemary Gitto Conroy '81

Rosemary Gitto Conroy’s path in life has been somewhat off-beat in nature. She only came to art after two previous (and quite) successful careers — the first being an explainer of computers to stockbrokers in New York City; and the second being a promoter of land conservation to the good people of New Hampshire.

Rosemary was inspired to fulfill her life-long dream of painting full-time after the witnessing (from afar) her former office building collapse on 9/11. Largely self-taught, she nevertheless has enjoyed ever-increasing  success as an artist, exhibiting her work on both the regional and national level. Rosemary truly believes that passion for your subject is just as important as any formal pedigree.

“I feel so blessed to be living my dream and doing what I love,” says Rosemary, who graduated from Bishop Kearney in 1981. Passionate about wildlife, she regularly visits far-flung places to find inspiration for her colorful paintings and has served on land trust boards to help protect local habitats. Rosemary shows in several galleries in New Hampshire and hosts an open studio each fall. She invites you to visit her website at www.rosemaryconroyart.com.