Aix at your doorstep

Written by Provence Confidential. Posted in Tours & things to do

Aix at your doorstep

My friend, Jill Steenhuis, an Atlanta native, who has lived in Aix-en-Provence for 30 years, is on her way to Jackson, Dallas, Houston, Austin and Atlanta for a few shows. Have a look at her website to view the locations and times of each exhibit: www.jillsteenhuis.com  In 1980 it was Cézanne’s Mont Sainte Victoire paintings that inspired Jill to go to France. And she's been painting Provencal scenes and teaching ever since.

In 2006 Jill was the Cézanne specialist for the Smithsonian Institute, when they travelled to Aix for the 100th anniversary of Cézanne’s death.  She now lives in a restored Provencal home in the countryside of Aix with her sculptor husband and three sons. Her studio is modeled on that of Cezanne's with grey walls, high ceiling and shelves lined with vases for her still life paintings.  She'll bring a little of Provence directly to you in the USA.