Jil Steenhuis painting the Almond Blossoms
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Provence Painting Weeks with Jill Steenhuis Embrace the Soul

Have you ever dreamed of painting in the place where Paul Cézanne, Vincent van Gogh, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso and many others found inspiration? If so, join Jill Steenhuis, an American who has spent four decades studying the same landscapes as these masters, for a painting week in Provence. Provence …

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Jill Steenhuis Exhibits in Aix Annual Show

By aixcentric Every June, there’s a must-visit exhibition in Aix from a talented local family – painter Jill Steenhuis, her sculptor husband Sergio Ruffato plus their son Serge, also a sculptor. Jill paints in an impressionistic style and usually takes her inspiration from Aix, the Sainte-Victoire and the countryside around …

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Jill Steenhuis Shares Her Perfectly Provence

We asked artist Jill Steenhuis to share her definition of Perfectly Provence. You can read more about Jill’s background, her connection with Cezanne’s Chateau Noir and her workshops. Explore Provence It depends on the person and their personal interests. It would be pointless to show someone Chateau Noir if they …

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Jill Steenhuis at easel #Artist #Provence
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Cezanne’s Provence Painted by Artist Jill Steenhuis Part 3

This is the third Perfectly Provence article on American artist Jill Steenhuis – you can read more on her background here and here. In this post learn about Cezanne’s artistic approach and one of his favourite spots Château Noir from Jill. Several things I learned from the Marchutz School that …

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Cezanne’s Provence Painted by Artist Jill Steenhuis Part 2

Provence-based artist Jill Steenhuis explains her painting style to Perfectly Provence readers (in case you missed part 1 you can read it here). “My soul was made full again by the daily activity of painting in the fields and allowing myself to become one with nature.” Jill Steenhuis   I paint …

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Jill Steenhuis at Easel Cassis #Artist #Provence
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Cezanne’s Provence Painted by Artist Jill Steenhuis Part 1

Jill Steenhuis is an American artist who has lived just outside of Aix-en-Provence for 30 years. Jill paints en plein air (outside) the way Cezanne did much of his work. Inspired by this master painter and one of very few artists with access to Château Noir Jill agreed to share …

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Jill Steenhuis at Work

By aixcentric Jill’s view of the Aix Cathedral. The video clips show how she composes and builds her paintings Jill Steenhuis is an American painter who loves Cézanne. She lives locally with her family and paints in the master’s footsteps. I love her colourful, impressionist-style work with its exuberant brush-strokes …

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Valentines Gift Guide 2022
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Valentine’s Gift Guide 2023 Inspired by Provence

While there is no reason to wait until February 14th to show your affection, not acknowledging Valentine’s Day might not be a good love strategy. So, to help with your shopping, we put together this Valentine’s Gift Guide with suggestions that won’t break the bank and are almost as good …

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Mont Sainte-Victoire Provence
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Mont Sainte-Victoire Celebrate and Revered in Provence

The massif looks like a fortified stone ridge or a sharp triangle pointing to the sky, depending on how you approach Mont Sainte-Victoire. Regardless of the time of day or season, the only certainty is that the mountain, located on the outskirts of Aix-en-Provence, never looks the same twice. Artists …

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Valentines Gift Guide 2022
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Valentines Gift Guide Inspired by Provence

Valentines Gift Guide There is no reason to wait for February 14th to show your affection. However, not acknowledging Valentine’s Day might not be a solid love strategy. So, to help with your shopping, we have pulled together this Valentines Gift Guide with suggestions that won’t break the bank and …

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