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 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. Acrylic painting, especially, has always been my favorite medium. When I was a child, I used to paint along with Bob Ross with my dollar store paints and paper. I used to also check out library books about drawing and painting. I never was active in any sport, all I ever wanted to do was make art (and learn piano…I did that too!)

Then in my Senior Year of High School, something sparked in my mind that I should pursue art as a career. I wasn’t sure what but thought that teaching might be a pathway to try out.

I was very fortunate to be able to attend college. I majored in Fine Arts and also obtained an Elementary Art Education Teaching Certificate. I had some really great professors in college! They inspired me to truly appreciate the arts, art theory and art history. I think those things are very important to learn about when developing yourself as an artist. 

Then I went on to teach Elementary Art for seven years. Being an art teacher was amazing. I learned that every child, no matter ability, has a little artist in them. I believe that even as adults, even if we’ve never received any training, can learn how to paint and create beautiful art!   

How Did This Blog Start

Step By Step Painting was founded in August 2017. I came up with this “seemingly crazy” idea to teach acrylic canvas paintings in the form of a “mom blog”.

I also was obsessed with the “sip and paint” thing! My husband and I went to a few paint studios and I was hooked. It was like art class for adults!!! I hosted a few mobile canvas painting parties as a side gig just to get the “art teacher” out of my system (I missed teaching SO much)! 

However, with my kids and schedules, it wasn’t that easy to host paint parties all the time. I then felt called to do something like this online. 

I had this vision that I can teach acrylic painting by providing the steps in the form of pictures and text. That eventually evolved to creating videos! With a lot of perseverance, dedication and A LOT OF HARD WORK, this quickly evolved into what it is today! I love creating painting tutorials and blogging about acrylic painting! 

My Goal With This Painting Blog

My hope is that I can inspire YOU to find time for 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. 

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. 

Thank you for reading about me and welcome aboard this artistic journey with me!