Like many great artists, Jill Stone was inspired at a young age. Jill’s influence was her art teacher: Mrs. Price at East Ridge Middle School in Morristown, Tennessee. Sixteen years ago, while living and working in the Washington D.C. area, she was inspired by a mural in a park that she strolled through with her daughter. From that day forward she made it her mission to pursue her passion for art. “I self-taught myself to paint murals and spent extensive time training my hands and eyes to see and paint fine details [with] high-end quality.”
She is most passionate learning the history of what she is painting, and she truly loves helping people get the results they are looking for. Her favorite style of painting is Trompe’ Loeil. She explains that many people do not realize that by painting an illusion with depth, she can utilize their original architecture to create a larger space, add character, or create an oasis to retreat to.
Stone’s passion for art runs deeper than her own career; she instructs painting classes for people of all ages, including kid’s art camps and seniors in assisted living facilities.
“Learning the process of fine art painting inspires growth. It brings joy, relaxation, and peace while building self-esteem and self-worth.”
Currently, she is creating a fine art mural painting of the Westmorland Water Wheel in Bearden. In addition, Stone has completed numerous residential and commercial projects including the faux marble walls at Spa Lounge in Oak Ridge and even a snowy “Chronicles of Narnia” forest mural in Johnson City.
Her portfolio and work can be viewed at jillstonestudios.com, and on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.