My mission is to notice and creatively celebrate the hidden wonders of the natural world.

My story

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. And while I was exposed to camping, canoeing and similar outdoor activities as a kid, 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 as the Artist-in-Residence for Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Desert National Wildlife Refuge, and the National Audubon Society in Maine. I've also written a nature-inspired watercolor workbook and taught more than 60,000 students how to paint the natural world through a series of Skillshare classes. I partner with 100+ independent shops to carry my collections of art prints.

Recently, I was hired by the U.S. Forest Service to illustrate the official Centennial maps for Monongahela National Forest and Allegheny National Forest.

I am currently writing and illustrating my second book, Tiny Worlds of the Appalachian Mountains: An Artist's Journey (Mountaineers Books, Sept. 2024).

Here are a few organizations that I've been honored to collaborate with:


Rosalie Haizlett Illustration

My work is based in the wild and wonderful mountains 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.

Artist residencies & awards

2023 Artist-in-Residence – Wildacres Environmental Artist & Writer Residency

2023 Artist-in-Residence – Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History

2022 Eckelberry Fellow – Drexel Academy of Natural Sciences

2021 Artist-in-Residence – Desert National Wildlife Refuge

2019 Artist-in-Residence – National Audubon Society at Hog Island, ME

2019 Artist-in-Residence – New River Gorge Creative Residency

2018 Artist-in-Residence – Great Smoky Mountains National Park

2017 Emerging Artist Fellow – Tamarack Foundation for the Arts