My work encompasses many different creative avenues incorporating my unique views of nature. I mainly work in watercolors. I use watercolors for my flower designs on hand painted furniture and home furnishings which I design and build myself. My paintings encompass watercolor on paper, acrylic and oils on canvas, hand painted furniture and home furnishings which I design and build myself. Included are my whimsical custom painted slates and clay pots.
The beauty of a changing landscape, the amazing magic of an unfolding bud into a stunning flower or the mystical whimsical feeling in a forest because fairies are watching. How can you ever be in a bad mood sitting under a tree in nature. Nature and my relationship with nature is the underlining theme to my art work.
The loving energy of a creative act is placed inside an artist work. It is the soulful gift from an artist to the observer of the work. It is something special, uniquely its own and people need to cherish. I place this loving energy in all work whether it is a painting or painted furniture or fairy house I place within the work a part of my soul, passing it on to you.
I am studying to expand and enrich my art and designs with new techniques and processes. I am working with a technique using watercolor and gouaches on furniture. I am studying how to improve my paintings and adding new work to my portfolio. I have moved to Montrose, PA. I am here to stay in Pennsylvania. living and working driving down the many back roads discovering landscapes and wildflowers with my buddy, a chocolate standard poodle named Jessie James.
I am a nature botanical artist known for my detailed whimsical flower watercolors. My career owning a flower shop launched me into painting botanical art. What better way to study botanical garden flowers? I encompasses a diverse body of creative discipline. I mainly work in watercolor and I handcraft my furnishings.
I hope you enjoy my collection of work. I am grateful for the opportunity to share it with you!
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Between The Weeds
" I perhaps owe becoming a painter to flowers." Claude Monet
Laurie received a BA in Studio Arts, studying the fine art of printmaking, and specializing in painting and interior design. My very first love was working with watercolors. Andrew Wyeth’s egg tempera watercolors, the emotional work of Georgia O'Keeffe, Claude Monet, the intricate floral illustrations of Redoute and Durer etchings inspired my work.
Laurie's work experience includes being the head designer/owner of an NJ flower shop for over a decade, moving on to working closely with Sotheby's in NYC chair interior designer helping in the restoration of painted chairs, and opening her painting studio and furniture restoration business. Laurie has participated in many shows and fairs during her career, achieved awards for both her artwork and functional art furniture which is collected by many worldwide.
Laurie Rohner retains all copyrights on images. Copyrights are not transferable with sale.