About Tracy Cooley
Tracy has been painting and drawing for more than 25 years and has previously shown her work in several local galleries, including Results the Gallery and the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop juried competitions.

She uses oils, acrylics, pastels, watercolors, and mixed media collage. She is a frequent guest speaker at American University on how to cultivate creativity through awareness. Tracy received her Master of Arts degree from American University with a concentration in arts communication.

She is inspired by her daughter, Josephine (Josie), who sees the world as fresh and full of hope. The artwork presented at House of Steep is a collaborative project between Tracy and Josie.

Tracy is currently in the process of getting her yoga teacher training certification at Sun and Moon Yoga Studio.

About Josephine Krughoff
Josie is in sixth grade at Swanson Middle School. She has taken art classes and contributed to her Mom’s art projects since she was a toddler. She is inspired by visiting museums, watching movies, and listening to music.

Josie has joined her Mom as a guest speaker at American University to share her perspective on creativity through the eyes of a child.

Josie loves reading – especially the Harry Potter series and The Hunger Games – playing board and card games, telling silly jokes, hiking, and doing yoga. Josie would like to be a teacher or librarian when she grows up.

Josie also loves House of Steep, especially the Nutella Hot Cocoa!