Dimanche en Provence: Jill Steenhuis Webinar

Dimanche en Provence with Jill Steenhuis
Originally presented on
Sunday, June 7, 12:30 pm, via Zoom

PRUMC in partnership with the Olmsted Plein Air Invitational is thrilled to welcome international artist Jill Steenhuis to share the journey of her faith.  During this special webinar from her home in France, international artist Jill Steenhuis will share her artistic talents and the story of her faith journey with us and audience members from around the world.  Jill, an Atlanta native, will speak, paint, and answer questions during this “afternoon in Provence!”

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.


Jill Steenhuis is an American-born French Impressionistic painter based in the South of France, specializing in oil painting, lithography and watercolor.

An Atlanta native, Jill lived in Aix-en-Provence, France, since 1980, painting in the landscapes of Provence. After graduating from Sweet Briar College with a BFA in studio art, she attended The Leo Marchutz School of Painting and Drawing in Aix. In the 1980’s and 90’s, Jill was one of the rare artists to have a studio at the Château Noir, where Cézanne had his studio in the late 19th century.

“I paint “en plein air devant le motif” (outdoor painting on the site) in order to listen to nature and use my eyes to see, engaging my senses to perceive the parallel between nature and eternity.”

An Evening with Artist Jill Steenhuis


Celebrating its 6th year, Atlanta’s Olmsted Plein Air Invitational has become one of the largest & most prestigious juried plein air painting competition in the United States.

This year, the competition has reimagined itself itself to an experience that celebrates art as part of our well being.  In this exhibition, we invite you to slow down and connect with art mindfully, moment by moment.

Many of the world’s most accomplished artists have Olmsted Plein Air Invitational at the top of their wish list of competitions and we will continue to set the bar for excellence in the coming year.

PRUMC member Lillian Ansley is the Co-Founder of Olmsted Plein Air Invitational.

An Evening with Artist Jill Steenhuis

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