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. You’ll find a page for each category of her paintings: seascapes, landscapes, clouds, plein air and paintings that Jill created on metal.

Please contact Jill to discuss any work that you would like to purchase. Please note that the Archived Work is available in fine art prints only.

Jill Nichols poses in front of her painting ‘Phi’ in her home and studio in Shelton, Conn. Jan. 22, 2021
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. Photo: Ned Gerard / Hearst Connecticut Media

Newsworthy

News highlights about Jill’s artwork are listed below. Visit Jill’s Newsworthy page for more news.

Jill's artwork "Phi" installed in the Vatican Observatory

Prints of Jill’s paintings “Phi” and “Juno” are now 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”.
Read more about “Juno”.

Jill Nichols's painting on 'Face the Nation'

Jill Nichols’s painting 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 on "The Comey Rule".

Jill Nichols’s painting 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.

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

Jill’s painting, “Weir Farm Summer’s Day” exhibited in the Weir Farm National Park’s website received an honorable mention award from U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service. View her painting, in the Advanced Artist Category, at the Online Exhibit through April 30, 2021. Read more about Weir farm on Jill’s blog the America the Beautiful. To purchase a print please visit the Art Shop.

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.

The nickel tour of Nichols's home art gallery

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.

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.

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

Our Banner in the Sky, Frederic Edwin Church, 1861 discussed in Jill Nichols's blog.

The events of January 6th, 2020 prompted Jill to share the painting, Our Banner in the Sky, above, by Frederic Edwin Church (1826-1900). The Stars and Stripes of the Union flag conjured from the firmament, painted shortly after the attack on Fort Sumter that sparked the Civil War in 1861. Read More in Jill’s Blog.


Italy Painting Workshop & Retreat

Sunsets over the Tuscan countryside on Jill's Italian painting trip.

Window of Opportunity to Travel to Italy

All-Inclusive October 8 – 15, 2021 (dates subject to change due to pandemic)

Ready to travel? Have your vaccination? Optimistic that it will be safe to travel by October of this year Jill is now offering her Italy painting/photography workshop and retreat. Jill is now taking reservations for harvest season in the Tuscan countryside. Paint and photograph among the olive groves, savoring delicious Italian cuisine created from farm fresh food with just-pressed olive oil.

Venture out and explore the Region. Make the most of your painting vacation and go off exploring the Renaissance Art, ancient Etruscan historic sites and other interests in the region. The villa is at the outskirts of the medieval village of Farnese which has many intriguing points of interest and restaurants. Visit the wineries or head to one of the many natural hot springs for a little pampering. Find Out More.

Painting Lessons with JillOnline

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

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.

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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.


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Jill Nichols being interviewed with Lisa Scails of the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut. Jill speaks to her ‘aha’ moment, inspiration from nature and science, understanding beauty and what art can bring to a time like this (during Covid-19). “Artists reflect the soul. We’re laid bare more than at any other time. We’re being asked to look at ourselves and the way we live our lives. I think that artists have the innate sense of getting in there and figuring out what that is and reflecting what we’re all feeling and thinking.” Artists Sunday, November 29, 2020.

I look forward to hearing from you! Jill


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“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

Jill Harrington Nichols Fine Art
Jill Harrington Nichols Fine Art
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Painting Clouds – Learn how to create the essential ingredient to any landscape painting. Registration and suggested supply list @ jillnchols.com
"Cloud Plasticity", 36″ x36″, Oil on canvas
Jill Harrington Nichols Fine Art
Jill Harrington Nichols Fine Art
"Golden Sequentials"
The Fibonacci sequence (a series of numbers where in every number in it is the sum of the two preceding ones) aided Jill in creating a sense of depth looking down as well as the vastness of the horizon. Read more about her process at https://bit.ly/3uk7RvS

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