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Talented Illustrator: Dorothia Rohner

Posted on: November 15, 2009

Recently I attended the Iowa SCBWI conference and meet a new friend, the talented Dorothia Rohner. She graciously allowed me to post one of her illustrations and a bio about her on my blog. You can also learn more about her on Twitter.com.

Nature has been a steadfast inspiration in my life and work. I studied fine art, graphic design and illustration at various universities.

Ultimately I combined my love of science and art, and earned a degree in Biological and Pre-Medical Illustration from Iowa State University. I worked as a scientific illustrator for a computer animation company and graphic designer in the craft industry.

Currently I  focus my time on what I love; creating nature art for the licensing market and illustrating picture books.  My illustrations have been in Cricket magazine as well as other garden and nature publications. 

 I have illustrated two picture books; Effie’s Image (Prairieland Press) and “Numbers in a Row, An Iowa Number Book (Sleeping Bear Press).

For more information visit: http://www.paintedwings.com

dorothia's illustration

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3 Responses to "Talented Illustrator: Dorothia Rohner"

Dorothia, your illustrations are truly magical. When I see pictures as wonderful as yours I so wish I could draw. Hang in there, I’m certain your turn will come.
Maureen. http://www.thepizzagang.com

Hi Maureen, Thank you for your commenting on my work. Your book looks like a great one. Good luck to you too!
Dorothia

I will be sure to pass your comments on to Dorothia. She’ll be glad to get them.

Thanks for checking out my blog.

Peg Finley/peg366

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I am an aspiring picturebook writer with some magazine credits just no picture book contract yet. I know it is coming and I am more than willing to work for it.

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