Josiane Childers was born in the smokey mountains of North Carolina, but grew up in upstate New York. She was very driven to draw, paint, and learn from a young age. Josiane Childers 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 boor Beeldende Vorming. She now resides in the southwest with her artist husband and three German Shepherds. Josiane Childers works in acrylics on canvas as well as painting on various metal sculptures that her husband and co-artist Justing West creates.