Laurie Rohner

About the Artist.
Welcome to the magical nature inspired creative world of Laurie Rohner, the artist behind Between the Weeds, also part of Laurie Rohner Studio or LRStudio for short.

How I got to this place in time let me start with:

I sold my flower shop not by choice but due to a finger allergy I had developed from the chemicals used in the industry. So I unpacked my brushes and bought a Delta Unisaw and started on a new career. My Delta 16? band saw was given to me from Dad and it was the last thing he did before we lost him to dementia. After Dad passed I felt my adventurous side kick in to explore and live in a new place. Vermont was a beautiful fit. Mom had developed debilitating RA so she decided to come along on this new adventure and what a blast. I think fairies are in abundance in Vermont. I opened a gallery and studio shop called Whitefield and Mom ran the shop. Not many people would shake up their worlds at 78 young but she could not have been happier. It had been a long battle caring for Dad. The stress caregivers have to endure is tremendous and I felt it was a blessing seeing her so content. But for myself owning a place in the mountains, living close to nature and opening Whitefield’s was absolute joy. This would be short-lived; a few years later I sold Whitefield to care for my mother who suddenly developed a rare form of cancer.

There are energies that surround you helping you live with purpose and can heal you. It is important you are in a place that comforts you and re-energizes your very being. When I left Vermont, I left my purpose, my joy, the healing energy from nature behind and my life has never been the same. I am not saying my Mom would have survived but she would have been more at peace in Vermont. What I have endured would have still manifested in my life in some way. I think it would have been easier to endure. She honored me by sharing her life and wisdom. I am grateful that I cared for such a beautiful soul and wonderful friend at the end of her life.

I have worked 30 plus years as a designer, painter and creative artist. I was a head floral designer later buying the shop for 10 years. Forever learning and exploring different aspects of creating I found furniture design exhilarating and through my Dad learned how to design and build my furniture. Drawn to painted furniture and decorative painting I found the work of Anne Sloane and the wonderful pieces by MacKenzie-Childs truly inspirational.

Nature has always spoken to me. Through long walks in the woods, planting a cottage garden or sitting meditating under a tree, the whispers of the natural world speak to me.

My best memories are my walks with my Mom and the dogs in the woods. We never knew what we would discover, maybe an undiscovered single wild Lady’s Slipper under a hemlock tree which to our delight happened early one spring morning.

For the next several years I traveled many roads and learned so much about this human experience. Honestly it is nature that has brought me back to discovering the me inside. I live in a world filled with fairies and sprites and creature unseen, of ancestors of yesterday’s and of tomorrow’s, and my guide, Benjamin.

Between the Weeds: LRStudio has renewed my relationship with nature. Through the subtle nudging from the fairies and the universe I started to see what I could create with the branches and mosses I found all around me. Stories would form as I created the houses and I would be drawn into the magic of the creation. There is a synergy between nature and me. This feeling is the same feeling you would get when you view a sunset or a double rainbow. It is an electric subtle energy that fills you and you are at peace.I am extremely grateful to be able to create these magical Woodland Fairy Houses. I think they are very special indeed.

And then there is painted furniture. Farmhouse, cottage, primitive country-style and I can paint it, wow. It was my Dad who taught me how to work with tools, woodworking and finishes. Later I developed a technique for my finishes and faux painting combining the old world methods with contemporary products. My painted pieces are beautiful to the eye and to the touch with hand rubbed silkiness.

I have a BA in Studio Arts with a concentration in Printmaking and I minored in Interior Design. I am an accomplished floral designer and I was the head designer before taking over my flower shop. I also worked closely with an interior designer from Sotheby’s Antiques in NYC. I am a member of the Yadkin Arts Council.

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Oil Paintings by Laurie Rohner

My paintings are based in traditional detailed realism of landscapes and floral imagery. At the moment I am inspired by woodland illustration renderings inspired by anything and everything that I am infatuated with for the moment.

My current obsessions include: natural history, anatomy, garden maps, archeology, botany, fairies, avian anatomy, bird nest study, wallpaper, calligraphy and patterns.

I hope you enjoy my collection of work. I am grateful for the opportunity to share it with you!

Path to the birch trees. “Path to the birch trees. ”

A Vermont landscape of birch trees is an original oil painting. 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. I used soft shades of greens and browns and blues to give a peacefulness to my painting. While you gaze at the birches you can almost smell the sweet scent of the ferns drifting in the warm breeze.

Measures: 24"H x 24"W unframed.
The sides are painted and it is ready to hang.

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.

Pasture below Mt. Mansfield “Pasture below Mt. Mansfield”

Original oil painting is a 10" x 10" stretched canvas. Pastures below Mt Mansfield, a scene from Vermont of Mount Mansfield is painted with detailed realism.
Unframed and ready to hang.

Color palette: blue, light leaf green, rich deep green, golden yellows, barn red, soft teal green, flaxen yellow.

My painting shows the richness of the pasture in direct contrast to the image of the mountain peak in the distance. My use of color draws the viewer into the painting where you discover the quaint farmhouse and the barn on the ridge.

Fall Dreams by Laurie Rohner “Fall Dreams by Laurie Rohner”

Original oil painting on stretched canvas is ready to hang. A vibrant colorful painting with rich color and texture.

Title: Fall Dreams
Color Palette: cadmium red, cadmium yellow, verdigris green, hunter green, raw umber, titanium white, orange, leaf green, Payne gray, ultramarine blue
Wrapped canvas 24" x 24"

Ready to ship and ready to hang.

This painting is a rendition of a dream I had, imagine yourself standing in the midst of twirling red orange and golden yellow leaves and the smell of moss and ferns are in the air.

The copyright does not appear on the original.

A Single Pink Peony “A Single Pink Peony”

Original Oil Painting A Single Pink Peony is painted on a 10" x 10" stretched canvas. Peonies are beautiful with all the different shades of pinks against the dark jungle green captured in this small painting.

Color Palette: petal pink, soft cream, red, raspberry, deep green oxide, hunter green, umber, soft green.

The side edges are painted so it can hang unframed.
Ready to hang.

When I lived in New Jersey I couldn't wait for my peonies to bloom. Being a florist at the time I was also an advent gardener and I had a complete section which consisted of a variety of peonies. This painting I did from a photo of one of my prized peonies.

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.

Pink Hollyhock on Panel “Pink Hollyhock on Panel”

Cottage farmhouse original art is an oil painting of vibrant cottage garden pink hollyhocks painted on a 5" x 7" panel and comes unframed.

Can you see the pink blooms bright and colorful growing in the cottage garden. A beautiful contrast against the green foliage brings this little gem alive with color. Wonderful for anyone who loves flowers or for the out door wedding gift.

Palette: leaf green, dark green, hot pink, soft petal pink.

All panels will ship in mailers USPS.

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.

Down a Dirt Vermont Road “Down a Dirt Vermont Road”

Original oil painting of a Vermont dirt road is painted with my finest oil paints, on a 10 x 10" stretched gallery wrap canvas. The edges are painted a rich chocolate to resemble dark wood. The painting has been varnished.
Ready to hang.

Palette: Naples yellow, umber, sepia, earth green, ultramarine blue, cream, white.

One day as I walked down the road on our property I had stopped to rest under the tree and this was my view. Just down the dirt road as it bends out of sight were to very happy dogs. This was their daily run and hot or not dogs always love to explore the woods.

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.