Roisin Fitzpatrick - Artist of the Light® is a leading contemporary Irish artist. She is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin and the University of Geneva where she specialized in business and international relations, speaking both French and Italian. Roisin pursued a career at the United Nations, European Commission and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. Following a brain aneurysm and a near death experience (NDE), Roisin turned this adversity into a positive life change. She was inspired to create a series of contemporary artworks – the Artist of the Light® collection. Evoking a sense of serenity and peace, Roisin's primary intention through this art is to introduce and share the beauty of the light and create a greater sense of well-being in both residential and corporate environments.
Artist of the Light® artwork currently features in the private and public collections of many leading European and US art collectors including Christy O’Connor Jnr., professional golfer, winner of the Ryder Cup, Mark Burnett TV producer of The Emmys and The Voice and actress Roma Downey from Touched by an Angel. Roisin's art is also featured at entrepreneur Richard Branson’s new resort near New York and the Fitzpatrick Grand Central Hotel. Her work has been endorsed by Deepak Chopra and critically acclaimed by Forbes, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Boston Globe, IN New York, WHERE New York, Irish Arts Review, Irish America Magazine, Irish Examiner USA, Irish Echo, Irish Voice, The Irish Times and Artnews (the best-selling art magazine in the United States).
Roisin exhibits regularly on both sides of the Atlantic, with six exhibitions in Manhattan in recent years. Cahir O’Doherty, Arts reporter for the Irish Voice writes ‘Fitzpatrick’s rise in the art world in New York has been nothing short of meteoric.’
Her solo exhibition in the fall of 2011, at the Consulate General of Ireland in New York, was opened by Loretta Brennan Glucksman and 10% was donated to three of the American Ireland Funds children’s charities. Her recent exhibitions in Washington D.C. were opened by Ambassador Elizabeth Frawley Bagley and Ambassador Michael Collins, Ireland's Ambassador to the United States.
Roisin’s artworks ‘are a great example of contemporary Irish art...thank you Roisin for bringing much needed light into our lives at this time when we risk being overwhelmed by darkness. Thank you for creating works of beauty and joy…Ireland is very proud of our rich culture and the work of our contemporary artists. It is a measure of the vibrancy and resilience of Ireland that we continue to produce such wonderful talent as Roisin.’
H.E. Michael Collins Ambassador of Ireland to the United States
Roisin's art was on display at the Irish American Heritage Museum in Albany for exhibition from May to August 2012.
Roisin’s art provided the stage setting for the Conscious Capitalism Conference in Bentley University 2011 and 2012. Roisin was also a guest speaker at the Conscious Capitalism Conference and the United Nations SRC Enlightenment Society in New York, Irish International Business Network and Irish Business Organization New York.
Roisin believes in giving back. To date the art has raised funds for the American Ireland Fund's Barretstown children's camp, Laura Lynn and Jack & Jill projects, Haven (for building houses in Haiti), The Irish Arts Center in New York and the Ireland Chamber of Commerce Albert Schweitzer Young Leadership Program.