I have a new favorite Alexandrian: Rosemary Covey. She exudes nothing but confidence and kindness and creativity. Devoted to the Torpedo Factory where she has worked for more years than she cares to admit, her smile is contagious as she talks about her work and how much she loves it. Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, her worldliness is impressive but she clearly adores her hometown of Alexandria, including the quirky historic townhouse she calls home.
Rosemary’s work can be found in major museum and library collections around the world, including the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the New York Public Library Print Collection, the National Museum of American History, Harvard University, the National Library of Australia, the Papyrus Institute in Cairo Egypt, and many others. In 1998 she was the recipient of a Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship in Bellagio Italy and in 2004 was invited to spend two months as the International Artist in Residence at Grand Central in Santa Ana California.
You will more than likely find Rosemary in her studio with her sweet pup, wearing sky-high heels and chic dresses. The woman’s got style, there’s no denying it. Here she is pictured wearing a Trina Turk dress from Zoe Boutique and Pour la Victoire heels from The Shoe Hive, all her own.