Art from Provence:
A private exhibition featuring recent works from the south of France by Jill Steenhuis and Sergio Ruffato.
October 14 & 15, 2018
April 24 & 25, 2017
Bryn Mawr, PA
Jill Steenhuis, an Atlanta native who lives and works in the South of France, paints en plein air and in the light-filled studio of her country home, capturing the essence of Provence with her own personal poetry. Michael E. Shapiro, Director of the High Museum in Atlanta, writes of her work, "For Jill, the echoes of Van Gogh and Cézanne are alive today and she translates these reverberations into her own sumptuously painted landscapes—loaded with fiery and vivid colors freely painted and infused with her own love of the Provençal sun."
Sergio Ruffato, Jill's son, is a Franco-American artist from Aix-en-Provence and a graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design. He creates metal sculpture at the family's foundry in Aix. In quest of the sun rays that weave themselves into the landscapes of southern France, Sergio found his way of forging brass using a non-traditional technique to explore the different representations of light and flickering reflections on water.
A portion of Jill's and Sergio's art sales will benefit ECHOES around the World -- Educating Children and Communities for Health, Opportunity, Enlightenment and Survival.
"In the Shade at l'Abeille" 2016, pastel, 19" x 25"
Sunrise on Water