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OIL, LITHOGRAPHY, WATERCOLOR…
Explore Jill’s Universe of Painting.

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”.
Discover Jill’s artwork…

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Testimonials

2016 Sept 3630

6. Art Mentors

Samuel Bjorklund taught Jill to always draw, focusing on the process rather than the outcome. François de Asis challenged Jill to paint quickly in order to achieve a spontaneous, fresh and authentic brushstroke. Both artists inspired Jill in her artistic journey and helped shape her into the artist she is today.

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New Spring Artwork

Home, happy and with plenty of space to create, Jill has been working on a new body of work with the vibrant colors and textures of Provence in the springtime. She shares some of her inspirations, images of new work and a link to the full collection.

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5. Finding My Way

Jill recounts some of the challenges and doubts that she was confronted with as she charted her course as a full-time artist. She describes her determination, discipline, but above all her blind faith - trusting her insticts that the path she was on was guiding her to exactly where she needed to be.

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Pre-mixing the Palette

Jill highlights the importance of stepping away from her to-do lists in order to enter a creative, meditative, soulful state. She explains how pre-mixing her palette helps her in this process.

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4. First Friend in Aix

Meet the very first person Jill encountered when she arrived in Aix-en-Provence (and no, they are not sisters if you can believe it!)

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3. Early Shows

Paving the path back to Atlanta from Provence: through family friends and art lovers, Jill starts showing and selling her work.

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