Perla Art was created in 2010 after Jill Perla discovered the art of painting with her dad a few years prior. At Perla Art, our mission is to make artwork that touches not only your eyes, but also your heart. Perla Art focuses on creativity, elegance, and cheerfulness.
Through her art, Jill creates something beautiful and meaningful by representing a personal vision of reality, based on the wonder of the natural world around us. Jill paints original canvas paintings on museum quality canvas, most often with a palette knife to give high texture and interest. She uses professional grade paints that may include sand, gem stones, and glass beads. Her art is a combination of contemporary, modern, abstract, and representational.
Jill is an accomplished artist, with an established, profitable commissioned art business and numerous awards to her name. She has been named Loudoun’s Favorite Artist and has deep roots in Northern Virginia’s business and art communities.
Jill has always been a creative person but did not truly take her potential in painting to the next level until 2007, after accompanying her father to art therapy. She took the leap and left behind a 25-year career in sales and business marketing to become a full-time artist. Today, her business has expanded to offer color consulting, art-based team building events, art arrangement and creativity coaching in addition to commissioned pieces.
Jill’s philosophy is that our cups are not half empty or half full – but instead they are overflowing and often we simply fail to recognize it. By harnessing our inner creativity, she believes we can break free of preconceptions and old habits or mindsets, embrace the present, express gratitude, and re-energize the everyday.