Kris Loya (photo by Steve Loya)Kris Loya (photo by Steve Loya) Betty Wiley (photo by Kathy Kupka)Betty Wiley (photo by Kathy Kupka)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.