Most artists have devoted their entire lives to that craft—from childhood on. Perla describes what got her started in art. Her dad had Alzheimer’s and “He painted. So he started doing that.” She explains that for years she was in the business world. Because of her Dad’s painting, she says, “I picked up a brush and I quit my job and began painting full time. My dad has since passed away, but when I paint he is always there.” However, Jill began her journey in 2007 and her business background engaged her so that in 2010 she used her art as her “sole income.” Since then she has been honored for her work with several awards: Loudoun’s favorite artist, 2016 Loudoun’s best artist 2015-2018 and Fairfax’s Best Artist 2016 and she is Artist in Residence at the Lansdowne Resort and Spa. She has forged businessy art partnerships with other groups such as The National Conference Center, the Dulles Hilton, EatLoCo, Systems Furniture Gallery, Grey Hunt Interiors as well as many other local galleries, wineries and shops.
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