Welcome to Jill Nichols Fine Art. Please find my latest paintings, news and events listed below. Also, be sure to visit the Art Galleries pages to see the full selection of my work, including; seascapes, landscapes, clouds, plein air and paintings on metal. As well as my blog pages where I share some of my insights and ruminations.
The paintings in the Art Galleries are all available. Prints are available for most of the archived and available paintings. You will find a selection in my art shop that you can conveniently purchase directly. Choose your piece and add it to your collection today! If you find a piece that you would like to discuss, simply leave a comment below or contact me. I look forward to hearing from you! Jill
Jill’s full-scale print of her painting ‘Phi’ is now installed in the Vatican Observatory Museum. The museum is mainly dedicated to historical astronomical instruments and other artifacts. However, one special room directly below the Schmidt telescope is being dedicated to astronomical art. Along with ‘Phi’ is an 18th century marble sculpture of the solar system (artist unknown), currently in restoration at the Vatican; an original painting by noted astronomical artist Ron Miller; and a spectacular sculpture “Rotazione Apparente” by Marco Bagnoli, along with particularly important astronomical images by Specola astronomers using telescopes from around the world. A print of Jill’s painting “Juno” named after the Roman Goddess of fertility and the Jovian probe will also be included in the Vatican Observatory Museum’s permanent collection. Read More
“Juno” – Jovian Fluid Dynamics
Introducing ‘Juno’ (above) named after the Goddess of Fertility and the NASA probe whose capture of the Jovian atmosphere inspired the painting.
Oil on Steel, 24” x 36” (lithography plates from former artist)
“Flow” is a study of moving water. To date there are four paintings in the series. I have been working them in rotation and have 9 more gifted sheets of steel that I may possibly use to expand the series. At first, I was fascinated by the play of light; translucent jewels of blues and greens, edges setting off sparks and undulations. As I painted, I became interested in the boundaries that were defined by obstacles; Read More
Jill’s Fine Art Print ‘Phi‘ delivered to the Vatican.
Update June 2020: ALthough the Vatican is closed the installation of Phi continues. On July 20, 2019, the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing, Jill delivered her artwork Phi to Brother Guy at the Vatican Observatory. Based on the Carina Nebula, Phi speaks to the Unity found through the Divine Feminine. READ MORE
In celebration of the momentous occasion of the delivery of my Phi print to the Vatican Observatory, I am offering a Signed Limited Edition Prints of Phi. Add one to your collection today! Purchase one at Jill’s Art Shop!
At Left: Director of the Vatican Observatory, Brother Guy Consolmagno, visits Jill Nichols and her painting, ‘Phi’, in her Shelton, Connecticut gallery.
A full-scale print of ‘Phi’ will be installed in the Vatican Observatory Museum in 2020.
Join Jill in the summer of 2021 for a painting holiday immersed in the beauty of the Italian landscape. Find the perfect spot among the olive groves or take advantage of painting in the comfort of the atelier. Indulge in the tastes of Italy by savoring the sumptuous local cuisine prepared fresh for you daily.
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“I would love to have Ode to Joy. Consider it sold. I really love the light in your works. It brings me a sense of being there, of the truth of earth and sky, of the beauty of this still lovely world of ours. You have an immense talent.Leslie P