About Me


Figurative Expressionist Artist, Artiste Figurative Expressioniste 

I am the youngest of fourteen, born in the Eastern Townships region of Magog, Quebec. After moving to Montréal, I discovered a new passion for the arts and enrolled in to courses taught by the renown painter Frère Jérome Paradis. I developed my iconic style during four years in Paradis’ studio, “La Partance” at the Collège Notre Dame in Montréal. 

In 1995, I moved to Philadelphia to launch the magazine as General Manager for Bayard Presse / Transcontinental publishing company. During this time, I also studied at the University of Pennsylvania at night where I further improved my brushwork and my the skills working with my favorite medium: acrylic paints. 

In 2013 I continued my studies in Sarasota by taking additional courses at Ringling College of Art and Design.  

I call Sarasota my home as well as the location of my own art studio, Studio Lacroix. My art can be easily recognized by vibrant display of colors, exuberant flowers, humorous personas, and contemporary paintings. On my canvas I express my sensibility for people and my love for nature- I am mostly inspired by naturally bright surroundings and vibrant people. I also participate in numerous art exhibits; My artwork is sold in the United States, Canada, and Europe.  

I am also involved with aiding my communities through my art, partnering both with the Florida Breast Cancer Association and Selah Freedom, More Too Life, which fights sex trafficking in the United States as well as raising money for Ukraine.

Marie Thérèse Lacroix 

Lacroix Art Studio  

1369 Main Street Sarasota Florida 



We also offer giclees! (Prints)Giclee is a technology for painting reproduction using a high-quality fade-resistant, archival inks and archival substrates to print on large format printers. 

The quality of a giclee is far superior to all other forms of printing.  Our Giclees on canvas are put on stretchers made of thick wood, 1 1/2" deep.  Each giclee is available in many sizes to fit your space and budget! 

Lacroix Art Studio | 

1369 Main Street Sarasota Florida | 

941-218-3254 Art By Lacroix LLC



Click here to see the video about ABC News - Lacroix Studio 

Also, here is the video from SNN News regarding the clothing that I did for a few years. Click here to watch it!  

Longboat Key Town Hall hosts art reception

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I am inspired by the people and nature from my surrounding and special events.


I use a variety of techniques and I enjoy using very vibrant colors. Behind my paintings there is always a story regarding that subject.

career highlights

I had various solo and group exhibitions.

My studio

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