About The Artist

Hello, my name is Tracie and I am the creator and artist of “Step By Step Painting”. I’m an Arizona girl! I stay at home with my three crazy and lovable boys all five and under. I’m also happily married to my husband whom we’ve known since high school.

I’ve been creating and painting all my life! When I was a kid, I remember painting along with Bob Ross and that’s when I decided I wanted to be an artist because I loved painting. In college I majored in art and then became an art teacher. I taught Elementary Art to K-8th graders for many years and painted murals and exhibited paintings into various local shows.

After my second son was born, I became a stay at home mom and stopped creating art all together…for four years which felt like an eternity to not want to paint for that long!

I started this blog after my third son was born. I had this crazy idea that I can teach painting online!

Being a mom and balancing this painting blog is rewarding and challenging! I’m definitely not perfect. But my hope is that I can inspire others to find time for creativity in their lives too! Whether your 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 to your students, etc. my hope is to be a great resource for you!

It’s my joy to see your work and meet so many wonderful artists, moms, dads, teachers, etc. around the world!

Thanks for visiting!