Discovering a new and wonderful part of your self.

Woodland fairy houses by laurierohner.com
Do you believe there is more?

There is not one thing more thrilling than discovering a new and wonderful part of your self. The familiar energy you feel when you meet an old friend again after years apart only to find you start up exactly where you had left off. Or the wild electrified yet peaceful energy of a hike or walk in the woods alone or with a friend, human or animal. For me the energy of nature has made a big play for my attention for some time and it is like an old friend coming back into my life, this time to stay. I am finding little treats gifts from fairies all around.

For the longest of time I have believed in realms that coexists to ours and fairies nymphs sprites and nature spirits travel back and forth. I also believe the bodies we see are not our true selves but the energy propelling us through the Universe trapped inside these vessels most definitely is who we are. Tap into the ancient energy flow that exists within all of us is the uniting thread between all things and between Spirit and Nature.

Fascinated with the realm of fairies, my creating woodland fairy houses is a gift of gratitude back to these wonderful beings many think of as being fantasy. I spend hours making and cutting the branches so they fit together with notches. Building with no plan but the inspiration nature and the energy coming from the branches provides and found items I have collected on my walks. Time disappears for me in the studio and I am blissfully content working.

If you have some time please come and visit my fairy house studio here at Laurie Rohner Studio. Briar, fairy consultant and dear friend. Tucker, my furry companion, and myself hope you enjoy the visit.


My nature art with one of my favorite quotes.

Nature art Vermont landscape oil painting of woodland birch trees and an old logging road is an original nature art oil on canvas artwork by Laurie Rohner.

Nature art landscape by Laurie Rohner
Nature art landscape by Laurie Rohner

Moss greens warm browns and white birch bark glisten in the sunlight as you stand looking at a road traveled less.

I would take this path each day with the boys my Standard Poodles on our daily hikes through my property, a peacefulness serene place to walk. While you gaze at the birches you can almost smell the sweet scent of the ferns drifting by on the warm breeze.

Title: Path to the Birches.
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Canvas Size: 24 x 24 inches.
Signature: Laurie Rohner on front, title date signed certificate enclosed on verso.
Ready to hang!

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Weeds are flowers I have to paint.

“Weeds are flowers, too, once you get to know them.” ~A.A. Milne


These my have grown in the field in front of my house in Vermont but in my mind they were glorious wildflowers.

Available at Laurie Rohner Studio
Available at Laurie Rohner Studio

Bright summer botanical garden or wildflowers beam out at you off the paper. Cheery happy and spirit lifting for a summer farmhouse cottage.

My watercolor technique is glazing a process where I layer pigments on top of each other creating depth and realism in my paintings. This painting has up to 10 layers. I love the opaqueness and luminosity I achieve so that the flowers make you want to reach out and touch them.

Title: Black-eyed Susans in a Field.
Image and paper size 8 x 10 inches.
Palette: yellow, browns, olive, white, cream, soft sage, leaf green
Paper is 140lb watercolor hand molded paper.
Signature: Laurie Rohner on front, title,singed,date on verso.



Creativity is essentially a lonely art.

“Creativity is essentially a lonely art. An even lonelier struggle. To some a blessing. To others a curse. It is in reality the ability to reach inside yourself and drag forth from your very soul an idea.” ~Lou Dorfsman

Nature Art Botanical Watercolor
White Tulip with Dew Drops Watercolor Painting

There is a nice subtle effect on the petals of the flower and the dew drops. The droplets seem to shimmer and look as if they will fall at any moment. The high contrast of the background and the white flower is contemporary and dramatic. There are many subtle shades of different colors in this painting. I used my glazing technique layering the pigments on top of themselves creating a luminous depth. Unfortunately a photo is not capable of expressing the dramatic effect I achieve with this method.

Original botanical watercolor painting white tulip garden flower is an original nature art hand painted by Laurie Rohner and titled White Tulip with Dew Drops My original watercolor is a detailed realistic floral painting.

Title: White Tulip with Dew Drops
Medium: Watercolor on Paper.
Palette: taupe, white, purple, blue, dark green, green oxide, yellow, orange, red.
Image measures: 8 x 10 inches
Paper Size: 8.5 x 11 inches.
Paper Type: Cold pressed watercolor board.
Signature: Laurie Rohner on front, title signed date on verso.


Foxglove watercolor, a pink delight.

The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider’s web.   Pablo Picasso


Original Artwork by Laurie Rohner
Watercolor Painting Botanical Garden Flower Pink Foxglove

Foxglove digitalis – are an interesting flower to paint because they have many different blooms. I chose to show each one uniquely painted with detail depth as in nature. Imagine this flower surrounded by dozens of these botanical garden flower stems, it is nature giving us a smile.

Title: Pink Digitalis
Medium: Watercolor on Paper
Palette: deep green, pink, pink, poppy red, soft yellow, white, cream, green,brown.
Paper Type: 140lb rag hand molded watercolor paper
Paper Size: 30 x 11 inches
Image size: 30 x 11 inches
Signature: Laurie Rohner on front, title signed date on verso.

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Believe you can have it or be it.

Everything  you have ever wanted for yourself you have to believe you can have it or be it. – For what are we without dreams?  – Christen Olivarez


Botanical garden watercolor is a garden landscape original nature art hand painted by Laurie Rohner.
Botanical garden watercolor is a garden landscape original nature art hand painted by Laurie Rohner.

Original iris nature art watercolor painting, a botanical garden watercolor is a garden landscape by mature artist, Laurie Rohner.

My painting is a realistic detailed painting of blue iris against dark green leaves and stems. These iris are from the iris gardens in Northern NJ. Imagine a spring day sunny with a gentle breeze and along the back bank of the garden stands hundreds of this wild iris moving back and forth as if dancing to nature’s music. It is one thing I miss about New Jersey.

Title: Wild Iris
Medium: Watercolor on paper.
Palette: purple, lavender, periwinkle, cream, orange, leaf green light leaf green.
Paper Size: 11 x 14 inches
Paper Type: Watercolor Board (See description of board below).
Signature: Laurie Rohner on front, title,singed,date on verso.

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Be bold in the dreams that you dream for yourself.

Many think success means getting everything I want. And we say, that’s what dead is, and there is no such thing as that kind of dead. Success is not being done; not being complete. Success is still dreaming and feeling positive in the unfolding. —Abraham Hicks

Success at least my vision of success is always changing and evolving. When I discovered this quote by a favorite spiritual being I felt I had to share it with everyone. How many times do we get stuck in the misguided concept that you have to get to the end to start again and only by getting to the end do we succeed? Boring. By changing the vision and adding and deleting things as life pulls you along is the thrill of life. I guess when you do not think this way it is what people refer to as feeling dead inside. Death while living should never be your goal. Shine bright everyone.

Botanical watercolor painting of woodland flowers
Botanical Watercolor Original Painting Woodland Garden Be Bold Illustration Nature Art

Botanical watercolor painting of woodland flowers is an original illustration nature art of pink hollyhocks, purple larkspur,blue delphinium flowers. A saying ‘ Be bold in the dreams that you dream for yourself’ is original botanical garden artwork by Laurie Rohner. Wall art with inspiring words and sayings sharing my hope and possibility for a great life.

Title: Be Bold
Arches 300lb hot pressed watercolor rag paper.
This is slightly rough thick hand made paper.
Image and Paper size is 8″ x 10″.

Small Fact: The paper is so thick you can attach a ribbon to the back and hang it.

My nature art is original one-of-a-kind paintings that are suitable for framing. The artwork you will receive is hand-painted and has its own unique and individual qualities. I wrap each painting in recycled brown wrap. This painting is mailed in a first class mailer.

These are my original designs and I hand paint each piece.
All rights are not transferable with the purchase of this painting and remain with the artist.
The copyright is for photographing and does not appear on the original.

These are my original designs and I hand paint each piece after which I add my signature ink line. A great value for an original piece of artwork.

All rights are not transferable with the purchase of this painting and remain with the artist.
The copyright is for photographing and does not appear on the original.

Your painting is safely packed and shipped via Priority Mail.

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When you find a feather what does it mean?

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It is said that when you find a feather on the ground it is a sign that you are getting a message soon. If the feather is white it is a message from an angel. It is nice to think about but is it real? I was, lets say, on the fence and one that needed more proof. This past weekend I had a series of events occur that when I look at them individually mean not a thing, together something much bigger.

It started with discovering a mirror I had cut for an order long ago and for whatever the reason was never used. I had not thought about it for a long time. So why now was it important? I did not need it and had no plans for it at the present moment in time yet I stopped and I looked for it. Not finding it I put it out of my head knowing I would eventually discover it. I had decided to work on some old frames cleaning them up since it was so warm out. Playing with water sounded like fun and Tuck is always up for a romp in the water. My old frames I keep in a corner of my wood shop where they sit collecting dust. Again for no reason I needed to work today on theses frames. These frames always fell into when I had some free time I will clean them up and use them. Why over the weekend with so much to do was the right time I am not sure until I found wrapped in brown paper the mirror I had thought about a day ago. I smiled to myself and thought someone beyond my seeing helped me out in this discovery. I thanked whomever it was and went on my business.

The weather broke and it was a great time to get working outside cleaning mowing and weeding. I am very conscious of things in the yard because I dislike snakes and have had a run in with a couple since moving here. I like to give them a wide berth. As I worked in the garden I thought about the little garter snake I saw here last year and thankfully as I finished I did not see again. Cleaned up and took Tuck for a nice walk down the street. Looking everywhere enjoying the day I stood waiting for Tuck to finish up and I glanced down and there no more than 5″ away is a snake. His head up staring at me not threatening just observing. I calmly moved myself and Tuck away not knowing if the snake was poisonous or not. Once at a safe distance found it was a large garter snake. As I walked back home my mind went over what I had thought about working in the garden. How glad I had been about not seeing a snake and then I did. How I have lately thought about something with no emotional connection and it would then appear.

Then yesterday I discovered a feather in the same spot as the inquisitive friendly snake. It was from a blue bird. My mother who had passed years ago had a love for blue birds. Every time I see these birds I think of her and how much she loved watching them. Yesterday was also the birthday of my grandmother, Honey. She was my mothers’ mother. So is there a message? I do not believe in coincidences or accidents. There was something different about that snake so was it a snake or something else? I think it was a message from people or guides on the other side. There is great power in our thoughts. Be careful. Be aware. Be open to the messages around you. I can only ask myself why did I have to work on those frames then and why the snake appeared at the side of the road only to find a blue bird feather the next day. But the story does not end here. The feather led me to much more.

You will have to wait. In the meantime think about any messages you may be receiving from angels and people passed over.