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.
PRUMC in partnership with the Olmsted Plein Air Invitational is thrilled to welcome international artist Jill Steenhuis to share the journey of her faith.
Jill, an Atlanta native, will speak, paint, answer questions and sign her new book at a dessert reception on this special evening.
Free, but please RSVP. Link coming soon.
An Evening with Jill Steenhuis at PRUMC
Wednesday, April 22, 6:00 pm, Harp Center
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.”
OLMSTED PLEIN AIR INVITATIONAL
Olmsted Plein Air Invitational
April 18 – 26, 2020
In just 5 years Atlanta’s Olmsted Plein Air Invitational has become one of the largest & most prestigious juried plein air painting competition in the United States. Celebrating its 6th year in 2020, the competition is held in Atlanta, Georgia in spring. Plein air painters produce art from life (as opposed to in the studio). Invited Artists from all over the United States and beyond will be painting throughout Georgia (coast, mountains, plains, small towns and Atlanta) April 18-26.
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.