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Jill Steenhuis is an American-born French Impressionistic painter based in the South of France. Specializing in oil painting, lithography and watercolor, Jill captures the essence of Provence with her own personal poetry and vibrant energy.
“In my painting, the catalyst is nature. Through the act of painting, my soul engages in a dialogue”.
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The Canvas

post-the-canvasIn the rectangle
The world must come into being.
The whiteness stares at me with blankness
A void without form
Fear takes hold,
Falling into the abyss
Falling, falling
Hands twist at the conscience
Stagnation of heart, mind and soul
Yearning for the infinite
Screaming out in despair.

– from The Canvas poem in my book,
Art , Soul & Destiny:
An Artist’s Journey from America to Provence

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  • Steenhuis Ruffato Family Aix-hibition

    Steenhuis Ruffato Family Aix-hibition

    ANCIENT SPACES SHOWCASE BRAND NEW ART — Once again we are thrilled to be exhibiting our work in the beautiful Galerie de la Prévôté here in Aix. The 11th century building and courtyard, nestled just under the magnificent Cathédrale Saint-Sauveur, is an oasis from the bustling streets of Aix and a perfect place to showcase our ... Read moreRead More...
  • Jill and Sergio – 2018 Spring Tour

    Jill and Sergio – 2018 Spring Tour

    French-based artist Jill Steenhuis arrives in the U.S. this spring, bringing in her bags the sun and skies of Provence. In Aix-en-Provence, where Jill has lived and painted for over three decades, spring comes early, with the budding of almond trees, streaky crimson-slate sunsets, whiffs of wild thyme and rosemary, the reawakening of nature. All ... Read moreRead More...
  • 2018 Greetings from Aix

    2018 Greetings from Aix

    As some of you already know, in France it is bad luck to send your New Year’s greetings before the new year has begun & then you have until January 31 to do it. Having adopted the French ways that suit me, this is one that I like. “Here’s my secret, it’s very simple: It ... Read moreRead More...