Jill Nichols Fine Art

Phi Carina Nebula

Welcome to Jill Nichols Fine Art, please find my latest paintings, news, and events below. My paintings are organized by category; works on metal, the cosmos, seascapes, landscapes, Masters, and archived.

A selection of my artwork, prints, and silk scarves can be purchased directly in the Art Shop. The paintings are available by Contacting Jill.



January 9 – February 28

Mitchell Branch New Haven Library
37 Harrison Street, Westville, CT 06515 

Geese in Flight

Rowayton Arts Center
Winter Classes – Zoom

Register Today at (203) 866-2744

Goodbye Wintertime Blues (Zoom)
Tuesdays, Mar 5 – Mar 19
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Delve into color in this three-night workshop. Discover color’s mysteries in a playful and explorative approach. Students are encouraged to work at their own pace in the medium of their choice, including oil, acrylic, casein, gouache, or watercolor.

Here Comes the Sun (Zoom)
Thursdays, Mar 21 – Apr 25
10:00 am – 1:00 pm

In this demo and instruction online class, students will celebrate the longer days of early spring by studying how light and color play upon the landscape. The class is appropriate for all skill levels and welcomes people who paint in oil, acrylic, watercolor, or gouache.

Spring Fever (Zoom)
Tuesdays, Apr 2 – Apr 16
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

In this demonstration and instruction online class, students will explore the different ways to capture the landscape with paint.  We’ll be discussing all colors and will have a focus on greens — specifically how to mix them and how to use them appropriately for your palette and the season. Open to oil, acrylic, and watercolor/gouache painters.

At left, Demo, view from the Studio window, oil on canvas

Silvermine Spring Workshops

Register Today at (203) 966-9700

Painting with Color & Light
3/2 Sat 10 AM – 4 PM
4/17 Wed 1 – 6 pm

This workshop will focus on color relationships, including, color mixing, the effects of light, value, temperature, saturation, contrast, and composition with color. Jill will demonstrate color mixing, light, values, and composition. Students will create paintings using discretion in their compositions and color palettes. Students can work from Jill’s images or use one of their own. Demos in oil, open to acrylic and oil painters.

Learning from Clouds
4/10 We 1 – 6 PM

John Ruskin’s, (19th century art critic), words still hold, “It is a strange thing how little in general people know about the sky. It is the part of all creation in which nature has done more for the sake of pleasing man(kind), more, for the sole and evident purpose of talking to him and teaching him, than in any other of her works, and it is just the part in which we least attend to her. And yet we never attend to it, we never make it a subject of thought…”

In this workshop, we will give clouds their due. Jill will demonstrate cloud structures with the use of subtle values and colors. Followed by students creating several cloud studies. Clouds are the essential ingredient in any landscape painting and lend themselves well to abstractions.

Color Alchemy Workshop
4/13 Sat, 10 AM – 4 PM

This one-day weekend workshop will be an exploration of color. Through a combination of lecture, demonstration, and hands-on students will unlock the mysteries of color and the nuances of color mixing. Students will take away an enhanced working knowledge of color as well as handy reference materials. All students are encouraged to explore at their own pace, from beginner to advanced, in the medium of their choice.

Landscape: Color & Light
5/8 We 1 PM – 6 PM

In this one-day outdoor workshop, we will be painting the landscape from direct observation. Jill will start with a demonstration, then students will paint the play of color and light while taking on the challenge of transcribing multi-dimensions into the two dimensions of the painted canvas. Painting while on location is a unique and satisfying way to experience and appreciate the natural world. It is a form of mediation where the mind is void of chatter and overthinking. Any level of plein air painting is acceptable. Students are encouraged to work in the medium of their choosing including oil, acrylic, watercolor, gouache, or pastel.

Phi Silk Scarf
Paint in Italy September 29 - October 9

Paint in Italy Fall 2024

8 Days – 7 nights All Inclusive
Private Villa and Studio
Sept. 20 – Sept. 27, 2024

Tour of Vatican Observatory Museum to view Jill’s Artwork, plus the Gardens and Palace.

Immerse yourself in the Beauty of Italy.
More Info


You’ll find more of Jill’s insights on her art and life under insights and in her blog.

Phi in the Vatican Observatory

“Phi” full scale metallic canvas print installed in Vatican Observatory Museum. The museum is mainly dedicated to historical astronomical instruments and other artifacts. However, directly below the Schmidt telescope is a room dedicated to astronomical art. Read about “Phi”.

A print of Jill’s painting “Juno” is also in the Vatican Observatory.
Read more about “Juno”.

“When my art was chosen to be installed in the Vatican,
I felt a sense of reassurance and validation
of my work and my source.”

Jill Harrington Nichols in Hearst Publications, January 2021


Washington D.C. Oil on Linen, 24" x 36", collection of James and Patrice Comey

My painting “Washington D.C.” served as backdrop for former FBI Director’s “Face the Nation” interview. I only became aware of the August 23, 2020 airing when I first read messages from viewers.

Saw Mr. Comey on Face the Nation. The painting struck me like a thunderbolt. Found it and you! Magnificent!” Sarah U. Read More.

My painting, “Grand Canyon” appears in “The Comey Rule” in the former FBI Director’s office. This is the story of how my painting of the Grand Canyon found its way into former FBI Director James Comey’s Office and the CBS/Showtime TV show “The Comey Rule”.  Read More.

Gallery Talk at the Mitchell Library, New Haven, CT, 1/27/24

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Juno Italian silk scarf art in the Vatican
Juno Italian Silk Scarf Art in the Vatican

Purchase selected artworks in the Art Shop!

Choose your piece and add it to your collection today!
Prints and silk scarves are made from Jill’s artwork.

Please CONTACT Jill directly with questions or to purchase paintings.

One response to “Jill Nichols Fine Art”

  1. Jill, old friend, I am crazy about your new piece, Cuprous Luna, and would love to own it. I commented on Facebook but hope you see this before it gets snatched away. Please let me know details.

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