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“My language is art and my voice is my brushstroke.
The catalyst is nature that ignites an inner poetry and reveals the mystery of the gift that I received.

Jill Steenhuis —

Documentary —

Painting the Invisible is a full-length documentary film that follows American plein-air painter Jill Steenhuis as she navigates the landscapes of Provence in search of inspiration for her creative practice. Shot over a three-year span by the artist’s son James Ruffato, the film invites the viewer to enter into the quiet and intimate world of the artist’s prolific, creative and spiritual energy.

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Upcoming Events —

FALL TOUR 2022
Jill & Sergio will go on tour this fall, bringing new works made in Provence to Raleigh, Charlotte, Spartanburg, Dallas, Monroe & Ball Ground. Come see them along the way!
Workshops in Aix-en-Provence 2023
An immersive art experience and journey in the heart of Provence, guided by Jill Steenhuis, who has been living and painting in the south of France for over 40 years.

Meet Jill at a Show

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Provence Workshops

Discover the magic of painting in Provence during a week-long oil painting workshop. 

This is a truly immersive art experience in which you will live like a local and paint from some of the best spots Provence has to offer.

USA Workshops

Oil Painting, Drawing or Pastels Workshops – All Levels Welcome

The workshops focus on color theory, oil painting/drawing techniques and the creative process.

Online Workshops

Online Course — All Levels Welcome

You will learn how to mix a harmonious palette with a broad range of colors and complete several of your own oil paintings.

Blog —

2022 Spring tour

What is the meaning of life? I am finding it out more and more as each day comes. Each person I meet is a gift and what I receive from each person is a flicker of light that touches my soul and changes the darker shades into light. I am back from another wonderful tour. My heart is full and my energy high after connecting with friends, family and my roots back in the US.
One of my favorite new experiences has been connecting with people to paint together virtually. Over the past two years I have been working to develop my online oil painting classes. Today I am pleased to offer a course that includes ten hours of live instruction, painting demonstrations, art critique and video tutorials. Now you can meet me in my studio and paint with me from anywhere in the world!

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Fall Tour 2022

Jill Steenhuis & Sergio Ruffato
Featuring recent works from the South of France

RALEIGH, NC┃OCTOBER 12-14
CHARLOTTE, NC┃OCTOBER 20-23
SPARTANBURG, SC┃OCTOBER 26
DALLAS, TX┃NOVEMBER 1-2
MONROE, LA┃NOVEMBER 3-4
BALL GROUND, GA┃NOVEMBER 8-9

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