Born and raised in Louisiana, Janie Stine LaCroix showed a natural gift for art from an early age. Her parents encouraged this ability, and she began taking art classes before the age of ten. Janie formally studied art at both McNeese University, and at the University of Southern Louisiana, with an emphasis on painting and portraiture. Her portraiture abilities were refined through numerous workshops, including having the opportunity to work with Daniel Green. After establishing herself as an expert at capturing the subject’s likeness in two dimensional media, she then transitioned her abilities to the three dimensional world, and has since been sought after for large scale public displays and monuments.
Janie lives and works in Houston, Texas with her husband, Shelby LaCroix. She has four daughters and a step-son, and beautiful grandchildren.