Fredericksburg local, Jill Holland is a professional full-time working artist, wife and mother of two. She is also the founder of multiple successful art initiatives locally including The Yellow Door Studio, First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg and The Fredericksburg Art Guide. She is also the founder and CEO of Atlas & Arrow which is a non-profit, philanthropic organization that raises money for ministries and missions around the world with a focus on orphans and widows.
Her work typically depicts hints of landscapes in abstract form, leaving room for the imagination to tell its own story. She gains inspiration from scripture, travels, and in large part from nature. Following no rules, Jill uses a very wide range of mediums, usually mixing them together to achieve a desired effect.
Holland has been painting professionally for 17 years, and has been in numerous individual and group shows around the country. Holland’s paintings have been seen on episodes of Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern and The WB’s Lying Games. Jill has sold thousands of paintings that reside in private and corporate collections both nationally and internationally.
“With each day that passes, I realize more and more that art is woven into the fiber of my being. Light elates me, color anchors me and creating completes me. In scripture it says, “Your eyes are the windows to your soul.” I take great joy in seeing creation, finding the beautiful in the simple, studying the form of an object and noticing how colors, shapes and light interact with each other to form art all around us and then translating that onto canvas.”