Laine was born in 1981 in Birmingham, Alabama, and grew up in the pacific northwest. She studied drawing at PNCA in Portland Oregon, and earned her BFA while attending Pratt Institute in both Brooklyn New York and Lucca Italy. She currently lives in Northern California. Laine works in a wide variety of media including oil painting, watercolor, drawing, collage, scroll painting, artists books & animation, fabric & quilting, life study, sculpture, storytelling & children's literature. Her work has been shown in group and solo exhibitions in San Francisco, Costa Rica, New York, Santa Fe, and Sonoma — recently at SFAC, Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Jules Maeght Gallery, Fouladi Projects, and Gallery Lulo.