Hello! I'm Rosalie.
Ever since I was a little girl growing up on my family’s farm in West Virginia, art was my way to quietly observe and document the world around me. My drawings were a bit all over the place–one day I'd write and illustrate a story about my hamsters getting into mischief and the next I'd sketch out my future dream home (complete with a three-story slide, of course).
I was exposed to camping, canoeing and similar outdoor activites as a kid, but it wasn’t until high school and college that my chronic migraines led me to seek relief on slow, gentle walks outside. I began to form a deep relationship with nature that stemmed from gratitude and curiosity.
My passions for nature and art officially fused in 2017 when I founded Rosalie Haizlett Illustration and began to create watercolor illustrations featuring the interesting plants and animals that I stumbled upon during my hikes. Since then, I have traveled all over the United States doing artist residencies in national parks and wildlife refuges, have written a nature-inspired watercolor workbook, created video classes to share my top tips for painting nature, and have partnered with 100+ independent shops to carry my collections of art prints. I am currently writing and illustrating my second book (Mountaineers Books, 2024), which will take readers along on a 6-month trip through the Appalachian Mountains as I walk slowly & illustrate the tiny wonders that I encounter.
When I'm not painting or hiking, you can find me cozied up on the couch with a book and a cup of chamomile, playing screechy bluegrass songs on my fiddle, or perusing thrift shops in search of vintage treasures.
Here are a few organizations that I've been honored to collaborate with:
IN A NUTSHELL
Rosalie Haizlett Illustration
My work is based in the wild and wonderful hills of West Virginia. Through my art, I share my appreciation for the natural world by creating vibrant watercolor art prints, illustrated nature books and online classes to help others connect to their own surroundings using their creativity.
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