Discover the painting and lithography studio of internationally renowned artist Jill Steenhuis.
An Atlanta native, Jill has lived in Aix since 1980, painting in the landscapes of Provence. Deeply connected to the Proveçal countryside, Jill draws her inspiration from the exceptional light, colors, and contrasts of her region of adoption.
Jill's work is part of the permanent collections of several museums and important private collections in America and in France. She has exhibited in solo shows in New York, Washington D.C., Dallas, San Francisco, Chicago, Atlanta, among other major American cities, as well as in Aix-en-Provence and Paris.
Ever eager to share her passion for art and nature, Jill taught painting and drawing at the American University Center of Provence for 10 years and conducts painting workshops and pastel classes open to all levels. In 2006, Jill was the Cézanne specialist for the Smithsonian Institute (the largest museum in the world, based in Washington, D.C.) when they traveled to Aix for the 100th anniversary of Cézanne's death. Often quoted in the press, Jill appeared on "Good Morning America" and was the subject of a feature article in the April-May 2017 edition of International Artist Magazine. Jill's book, Art, Soul & Destiny, already in its second printing, recounts her exceptional journey as an artist.
Jill's studio is in the countryside 4km south of Aix-en-Provence, where she lives in a Provençal home with her sculptor husband and their three sons.