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Almond Blossoms

The delicate and exquisite beauty of the almond blossom bears a poetic reminder of greater truths. Jill captures a few of these thoughts as she crafts her palette and is inspired by these lovely flowers and the graces of this season.

The Buzz at l’Abeille

The “buzz” around here is that Sergio’s first public art commission was recently inaugurated as part of the “Euroméditérrannée” urban renewal project in the La Joliette neighborhood of Marseille.

Happy New Year 2019

As the New Year begins, I wish you all a year of renewal and time to be silent, time to go outside and to walk to restore your spirit. The question is not “How can I be happy?” but rather “How can I be free?”

Moving Mountains Exhibit Preview

ON TOUR THIS SUMMER  —  International sculptor, Sergio Ruffato, and French based, Atlanta-born painter, Jill Steenhuis, will be showing an exceptional selection of artwork, including metal sculptures, oil paintings, and lithographs in Wilson, Wyoming from August 2-4, and in Hamilton, Montana on August 7th and 8th.

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 more

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 more