About Tracie Kiernan

Hello, my name is Tracie!  I am the creator and artist of “Step By Step Painting With Tracie Kiernan”. I grew up in and currently reside in Glendale, Arizona.

I have a profound passion for the arts and art education. I’ve been creating and painting all my life. Ever since I can remember, I’ve always loved to draw and paint and create things using whatever materials I had on hand. I taught myself how to paint as I was growing up! 

Even though I’ve tried almost all mediums, acrylic paints have a special place in my heart. I love the versatility, the fact that you don’t have to be perfect. If you mess up you can just paint over it! I also have a love for oil pastels and color pencils. I truly LOVE COLOR!

My art consists of bright colorful palettes and whimsical themes as well as landscapes.

I have a Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts and a post baccalaureate degree in Elementary Art Education. I am a certified K-12 Art teacher and taught art in public schools for many years. I especially loved working with children with special needs.

In 2015, I left teaching to become a stay at home mom to my three boys but I missed teaching art so much! Then in 2017, I founded Step By Step Painting with Tracie Kiernan.

I had this vision that I could teach art from home and decided to do it in the form of easy painting lessons through a free website. The unique idea behind “Step By Step Painting” was to share picture steps and written instruction instead of video (but I eventually started creating videos too). Many people tell me how much they love having the picture steps and instructions as a supplement to the videos! It helps you learn at your own pace 🙂

I had no idea that my tutorials would spread around the WORLD and affect so many people! Step By Step Painting blossomed quickly to what it is today.

When I’m not painting and creating all this awesome online artsy content, I enjoy listening to music, playing piano, being out in nature, gardening, having fun and spending time with my family and friends!

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My Goal With This Painting Website

My hope is that I can inspire YOU to find time for art and creativity in YOUR life too!

I want to show you how to paint because painting is a wonderful, stress relieving medium and I believe that anyone can learn how to paint. I want to make painting accessible to anyone that wants to learn. 

I understand how intimidating a blank canvas can be. Trust me, I still get freaked out when a blank canvas in front of me! It’s my goal to provide you with guidance and steps for rendering a painting you will be proud of. 

I also understand that so many of you cannot afford painting lessons outside of the home and/or just need an artistic escape without having to think about the daunting steps in designing a painting.  

So many of my fans are beginner artists, moms looking for stress relief, parents teaching their children how to paint, art teachers, those that are home bound, those that want to host girls nights and date nights, etc. 

I also believe in the therapeutic benefits of art!

Throughout my life, I, myself, have found healing relief from painful times through the process of painting. So many people all around the world have written me messages of hope and relief they’ve found from painting one of my paintings. That, to me, is the most rewarding feeling I can have in my own artistic journey! It’s why I keep doing what I do!

Welcome Aboard Your Artistic Journey And Happy Painting!

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