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Bastille Day Sale

July 14th - July 31st - 25% off a selected body of work
To celebrate the French national holiday, I am reflecting on the notion of liberté. This year I am particularly reminded of this word’s significance as it relates to my art mentor Leo Marchutz and the trials he faced as a German national in France during WWII.

I was introduced to the artwork and teachings of Leo Marchutz when I was 20 years old. Soon thereafter, he became the guiding light and inspiration of my artistic journey. His art and philosophy on the creative process formed a strong foundation for me. I embraced it then and I still believe in the truth of his vision.

In 2019, an ambitious project by the name of the Leo Marchutz Catalogue Raisonné began.Its mission is to reference the work of Leo Marchutz began in order to preserve his legacy for future generations. Thanks to the involvement of volunteers and the generosity of donors, this project has made phenomenal progress over the past five years, including the production of a recent documentary entitled “Leo Marchutz & Lithography”, directed by my son James Ruffato. I hope you will take a moment to watch this short film and to learn more about one of the 20th century’s most important, unrecognized artists.

This summer I am planning an online sale event, and to show my support for the Leo Marchutz Catalogue Raisonné I will be giving a portion of the proceeds to support the ongoing efforts of this important project.

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2024 Workshops
Registration for the upcoming workshop season is now open!

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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.

Sergio Ruffato —

Since 2012, Jill has been exhibiting her work with her sculptor son, Sergio Ruffato, a graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design. Sergio specializes in metal forging techniques and creates sculptures, jewelry and custom design pieces.

More on Sergio’s work:
Website www.sergeruffato.com
Instagram @abeille.fonderie,
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Blog —

New years greetings 2024

To my dear family & friends - May your journey into 2024 be full of creativity, renewal and love // Chers Amis - Que votre voyage en 2024 soit placé sous le signe de la créativité, du renouveau et de l'amour.
Summer workshops in 2023 have been joy-filled, inspiring experiences shared with wonderfully creative, beautiful people. Grateful for each person who has taken the journey to paint with me in Provence. You have all climbed your own mountain within you and joined me in the dance.
This spring I set out on another journey from France to America, exhibiting my work in 9 different shows (Orlando, Amelia Island, Atlanta, Saint Simons Island, Chattanooga, Orlando & Columbus). I am so grateful for all of you whom I met at a show, workshop or talk and especially for my hosts and those who helped along the way.

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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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