Josiane Childers was born in the smoky mountains of North Carolina but grew up in upstate New York. She was very driven to draw, paint and learn from a young age but not until after receiving excellent training and encouragement from her high school art instructor, Nicholas Todisco, did she begin to take it seriously for life. Josiane continued her education in fine art with inspirational teachers from Onondaga Community College in Syracuse, NY and completed her Bachelor of Fine Art at Purchase College in Westchester County, NY. This also included a semester abroad in Amsterdam at the Academie voor Beeldende Vorming. Amsterdam was of course a magnificent setting to be thrown into in a young artist’s life and has an influential presence still with her today. She now resides in Phoenix, Arizona with her artist fiancé and three German Shepherds.
Josiane works in acrylics on canvas as well as painting on various metal and plexi sculptures that her fiancé and co-worker Justin West creates. Her contemporary paintings are truly original and extremely creative in color composition, design and style. Even though she paints mostly abstract styled paintings, the spacious sky and unique landscape of the desert has an enlightening impact on her work.