Two Loudoun Artists Left Their Mark

In December we lost two talented women who greatly influenced the arts in Loudoun. Kris Loya, 40, was known to many as a painter, instructor, and manager of the Tryst Gallery. Betty Wiley, 90, was a longtime Loudoun volunteer who started painting late in life and became one of the first artists to participate in the Western Loudoun Art and Studio Tour. Our world is a little better for their efforts at creating community, and they will be dearly missed.