Artist, Newlywed and Young Mother

February 18, 2020
1983-1985 : Artist, newlywed and young mother

Jill picked up her oil paints and palette again after two years dedicated to drawing and watercolor. She continued her work as an artist at the Château Noir. Along with her main painting partner and former classmate from the Marchutz School, Robin Oliver, she painted mainly landscapes of the Provençal villages and the countryside surrounding Aix (Le Tholonet and Saint Cannat), while she continued drawing the street workers.

In May of 1984 at the Town Hall (Hôtel de Ville) in Aix-en-Provence, Jill had her first show.



On June 9th, 1984, Jill and Serge were married at Cathedral Saint Jean de Malte in Aix-en-Provence.


In 1985, Jill and Serge moved into their first house located in the Aix countryside, where they had their firstborn son, Alexander.


Click here to read segment three in Jill’s “40 Years in France Series.”


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Art, Soul and Destiny: an Artist’s Journey from America to Provence



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