Rosemary G. Conroy
PO Box 128
Weare, NH 03281
New Hampshire magazine recently named me one of "Eleven Women Artists to Watch!"
My art is about celebrating the wild beings that share this planet with us. I hope it brings you joy!
So why animals? They have enchanted me since I was very small. An art teacher once told me, "Notice the things you notice, that's what you should paint." So this is what I notice: how beautiful, how powerful and how mysterious wildlife is. Nature is my muse.
I never got to go to art school, but that's OK — life is not always linear. My first career was explaining computers to NYC stockbrokers. I worked on the 73rd floor of the World Trade Center in a giant beige cubicle farm. (Not a good fit!) Then I had an serendiptious encounter with a naturalist named John Yrizarry* and that led me to my completely different second career in New Hampshire. After getting my Masters in Science from Antioch/New England University, I became the communications director for the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests.
It was a super-fulfilling job and I got to do things like write nature columns for the New Hampshire Sunday News and co-host a mini-program on New Hampshire Public Radio called "Something Wild" for 11 years. And help protect land for people and wildlife.
But my art was definitely in the back seat. I kept thinking, "Someday I'll be an artist. Someday..."
Then 9/11 happened. And it made me realize there are no guarantees that you will ever get a someday. So with the help of my amazing husband, I made someday into today. And here I am living my dream!
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