Jodi Hills

“Cezanne wrote to his brother about the Pont des Trois Sautets: "There, there is more freshness..." I crossed this bridge to begin my new life in France. People often ask me, weren't you afraid to move there? The decision was not a ledge, I say, but a bridge. I am an American artist in France.”

Brittany, France - Acrylic on handmade paper 8 x 10 in.

"I am an American artist living, loving and creating in the south of France. I started painting when I was five years old. No matter what I was feeling, I would go into my room and put it down on paper. Saving me from the darkest times and rejoicing with me in the brightest. So, I guess it's not just what I do. It's who I am! C'est moi! 

I won't clutter you with all the usual subjects. There was school, and more school, and moving, and Minneapolis, and Chicago, and New York, and selling, and working, and living as an artist (read my daily blog to catch up on all the details).

Just after a gallery show in Chicago, I accidentally fell in love with a French man. Then I got married on purpose and moved to the south of France. I have become a we and the story continues. My story unfolds color by color. Stroke by stroke. Each painting a glimpse of my life and the beautiful lives around me. I paint every day — Joie de vivre!”

Cross over (Pont des trois sautets) - Oil on panel 16 x 14 in.
The North End - Oil on panel 17 x 14 in.
Rock Solid - Oil on canvas 30 x 30 in.
The Eiffel Tower doesn’t need me - Oil on canvas 24 x 36 in.

This review was published by Circle Foundation for the Arts © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist

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