Artist Profile - Michael Murphy Gallery

Joisane Childers


Was born 1975 in western North Carolina near her father’s family but grew up mostly outside of Syracuse, New York near her mother’s family. She was very driven to draw, paint and excel in learning from a young age but not until after receiving excellent training and encouragement from her high school art instructor, Nick Todisco, did she really 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, NY in December 1997. This also included a semester abroad in Amsterdam at the Academie voor Beeldende Vorming. She moved to Phoenix, AZ in 2000.

Artist Statement

“Every piece that I paint is an emotional journey through color. I am continuously inspired by the extraordinary world around me as well as the exciting possibilities of infinite color relationships. Every single color is beautiful and has a place. I love how the colors ask for each other and vibrate in unison in creation of a new color world. Or one crooked line asks for another crooked line in the continuing quest for balance. My painting style always involves a search for perfection and balance in chaos. I begin most paintings with new random choices and movements and then solve the complex puzzle as I go. I am always trying to reach a mathematical perfection with color and form. There is always motivation to paint and I am in love with the paint itself.”