About The Artist

Hello, my name is Tracie and I am the creator and artist of “Step By Step Painting”. I’m a thirty something year old Arizona girl! I grew up in Phoenix and still reside there. I am a mom blessed with three boys (all five and under) and I am happily married to my husband whom we’ve known since high school.

I’ve been creating and painting all my life! Ever since I can remember, I’ve always loved to draw and paint. When I was a child, I used to paint along with Bob Ross with my dollar store tempera paints and paper.

I taught Elementary Art for seven years. Being an art teacher was AMAZING and it taught me that everyone, no matter ability has a little artist in them. After my second son was born I became a stay at home mommy.

When I’m not painting I’m…

Chasing after my one year old toddler who is into everything! Being a mommy to three boys is an adventure. I also like to watch Netflix and spend quality time with my family especially outdoors in nature. Oh and I love gardening and cooking but for some reason I have a brown thumb and cannot cook to save my life!

How Did This Blog Start

Step By Step Painting was founded in late 2017. After my third son was born I came up with this idea to teach easy canvas paintings in the form of a blog. I had gone almost 5 years without painting and wanted to rekindle this love of mine and satisfy my desire to teach.

My Goal With This Painting Blog

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

I’m just an average mom with a love for painting. I’m not perfect, I don’t have an art studio, all these paintings were done on my dining room table! I find time to do all this in between the kid’s naps and after bed time! Sometimes we all sit down and paint together! You CAN find time and space to paint too!

Whether you’re a beginner artist, a mom looking for stress relief, a parent wanting to teach your child how to paint, an art teacher wanting to do a paint lesson with your students, someone that cannot afford to go to a painting class, someone who is home bound and needing an artistic escape, etc. my hope is to be a great resource for you!

Thanks for visiting and reading my bio!