Jill Nichols Fine Art

Welcome to Jill Nichols Fine Art.
Please find Jill’s latest paintings, news and events below.

View Jill’s paintings in her online Art Galleries.
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News highlights about Jill’s artwork are listed below.

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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, one special room directly below the Schmidt telescope is being dedicated to astronomical art. Read More about “Phi”.

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

‘Elation and disbelief:’ Shelton artist’s work earns prominent placement in Rome, Washington D.C.


Jill Nichols poses in front of her painting ‘Phi’ in her home and studio in Shelton, Conn. Jan. 22, 2021. A copy of the painting currently hangs in the Vatican Observatory Museum

Jill Nichols poses in front of her painting ‘Phi’ in her home studio in Shelton, Conn. Jan. 22, 2021. A print of the painting currently hangs in the Vatican Observatory Museum Photo: Ned Gerard / Hearst Connecticut Media.

Read PDF of article written by Brian Gioiele 
Published in Hearst Publications:
CTINSIDER, CT POST, NEW HAVEN REGISTER,
SHELTON HERALD, and Shelton Life


Jill Nichols's painting on 'Face the Nation'

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

One viewer’s comment, “Saw Mr. Comey on Face the Nation. The painting struck me like a thunderbolt. Found it and you! Magnificent! Sarah U. Read More.


Jill Nichols’s painting, “Grand Canyon” appears in “The Comey Rule” in the former FBI Director’s office. This is the story of how Jill’s 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.


Upcoming Events



Italy Painting Workshop & Retreat
Travel to Italy! All-Inclusive
July 8 – 15, 2022

Ready to travel? Have your vaccination? Optimistic that it will be safe to travel by September of this year Jill is offering her Italy painting and photography workshop and retreat. Make your reservation for harvest season in the Tuscan countryside. Find Out More.


Jill's painting in setting


Painting Lessons with JillOnline
1st Thursday Critiques – Find out more

Find your creative place while enhancing your painting practice with Jill’s Online Painting Lessons – participate in live instruction and/or follow her videos. Private lessons and group critiques. Find out more here.


Noteworthy Blog

Jill’s blog highlights and videos. You’ll find more of Jill’s insights on her art and life in her blog in the navigation bar. You’ll find separate pages for each topic.

Video of Jill Nichols Art Studio

Take a 3 minute video tour of Jill’s Gallery – Accompanied by the Puccini’s Nessun Dorma sung by tenor Stephen Miller, courtesy classiccat.net. Video Link

You’re welcome to schedule an appointment with Jill.


Cloud painting by Jill Nichols

Global Warming, Ruskin and Cloud Paintings

“It is a strange thing how little in general people know about the sky. It is the part of all creation in which nature… And yet we never attend to it, we never make it a subject of thought…” John Ruskin, 19th century art critic lecture about the black skies over England from the burning of coal

Cloud in Blue Minor, Oil on Aluminum 36” x 36”


Flow – A Study of Moving Water on Steel

“Flow” is a series of paintings that are a study of moving water. The paintings speak to flow and boundaries and how they relate to our Covid-19 realty. At first, Jill was fascinated by the play of light; translucent jewels of blues and greens, edges setting off sparks and undulations…then became interested in the boundaries that were defined by obstacles. Read More in Jill’s blog.

Flow, Oil on Steel, 24” x 36” (lithography plates from former artist)


Weir Farm Summer's Day, en Plein air, oil on linen, 16"x20"

America the Beautiful

Weir Farm Summer’s Day received an honorable mention award from U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Original sold, purchase prints here.

Weir Farm Summer’s Day, Oil on Canvas 11” x 14”

Wonderful to view your accomplishments and to let you know that your original ‘Monhegan Boats’ painting graces a prominent place in our Belfast Maine home. We totally renovated a small house and made it known to our architect that one wall needed to be built for our special and favorite painting. 

Linda H

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Purchase selected artworks in the Art Shop! Choose your piece and add it to your collection today!

John and I love choosing those works that please our senses and our souls.  You have become a big hit in our home, and it is a pleasure to be one of your “patrons”.

Leslie P

Learn more about painting & color with these free videos

Come explore the magic of color from the comfort of your living room.  Ever wonder how we see color?  How colors interact and affect one another?  The meaning of color?  How to use color in designing, decorating or painting?  Noted artist, Jill Nichols will answer all those questions and more when she joins us for this recorded Zoom program.

Come explore the magic of color from the comfort of your living room. Ever wonder how we see color? How colors interact and affect one another? The meaning of color? How to use color in designing, decorating or painting? Noted artist, Jill Nichols will answer all those questions and more when she joins us for this recorded Zoom program. Link to video


Studio Landscape: Painting the Italian countryside from plein air studies and photo reference. colors, value, composition and capturing light with hands-on demonstration.


plein air painting

Plein air (outdoor): Monet’s Water Lilies in Connecticut with a surprise visit from a snapping turtle


Studio Still Life: This video is Part One of two. In part one we learn how to start a painting. Color and form, capturing light, value are just a few of the things that Jill touches upon.


“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

I look forward to hearing from you! Jill



Jill Harrington Nichols Fine Art
Jill Harrington Nichols Fine Art
A lovely day with other painters at Fairfield Audubon Birdcraft - Watercolor Painting with my non-dominant left hand- due to surgery
Jill Harrington Nichols Fine Art
Jill Harrington Nichols Fine Art
Stunning two days painting at Hammonasset with fellow CT Plein Air Painters - First day painted at Meig’s Point in the morning, bright and breezy. Second day I arrived later in the day, took my swim first then and decided to paint the Butterfly Garden with the sun rapidly falling toward the sea in background- stopped due to sunset…

11 thoughts on “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.

  2. Dear Jill,

    We Wish you BEST WISHES For your Birthday and very day!

    Love, Shirley and Fred

  3. Thank you Iva

    Working on my submission now. Hope to see you at the reception.

  4. Dear Jill,
    Sending a reminder to submit via Slideroom three artworks for Fall MFA exhibition at VPAC gallery space. I am beginning to contact all past MFA graduates. My class was 2002. Lori Ribeau is collecting the submissions and Eileen Coladarci. I joined the Western Alumni Board last year – and hope to generate grant opportunities for MFA graduates of WCSU in the future. Very impressive work – seascapes make me want to run to Massachusetts now – I moved home to Connecticut eight years ago. Miss the coastline.

  5. Thank you Erika, So happy to have you as one of my collectors!

  6. Hi Sue,

    So glad to have you and your daughter in my weekly class in Derby and the occasional private lessons and workshops at my home studio.

  7. Jill, your work is beautiful. I am happy to own a few of your pieces.

  8. These are fun filled pictures along with being gorgeous

  9. Hi Jill,
    I had painting lessons that you instructed several years ago at the Shelton community center in Huntington. I also did a workshop with you. Do you have any classes that my daughter and I could attend? If so what times and the cost… I would like to give some classes to my 25 daughter for a Christmas gift.
    Thank you
    Sue

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