A solo exhibition of new landscape and still life paintings that capture the essence of Provence.
In the home of Susanna & David Gold, 364 Strathmore Drive, Bryn Mawr, PA, 19010
Mon., April 24: 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Tues., April 25: 9:30am - 3:00pm
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. After attending the Leo Marchutz School of Painting and Drawing in Aix-en-Provence, Jill enjoyed the rare opportunity to have her studio at the Château Noir, where post-impressionist painter Paul Cézanne had his studio in the late 19th century: “I lived and painted in the very spots Cézanne had painted, as well as in Arles, where Van Gogh had been. How intimidating it was and still is to make my own contributions. The more I paint, the more I see, and the more I understand that the only way to arrive at one's own vision is through work—driving myself to go beyond my limits, stretching myself to listen, feel, smell and taste nature with my paints and canvases.” 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."
To learn more about Jill’s work, her painting workshops, and her publications, visit her website HERE.