Jill Nichols Fine Art

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

‘Phi’ is now installed in the Vatican Observatory.

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

Juno painting, Goddess of fertility
Juno, Goddess of Fertility

New!! Flow – A Study of Moving Water on Steel

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

Flow, oil on steel, 24″ x 36″

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Painting outdoors

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Virtual Exhibit: Water, Element, Source, Life, Energy

Water Exhibit – March – June 2020 from Weston Commission For The Arts on Vimeo.

Introducing ‘Juno’ (above) named after the Goddess of Fertility and the NASA probe whose capture of  the Jovian atmosphere inspired the painting.

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!

Jill delivers her artwork to the Vaticn.
Brother Guy Consolmagno and Jill hold a full scale print of Phi in place in its new home at the Vatican Observatory Museum.
Jill visits the Vatican Observatory
Photos from Jill’s delivery her Phi to the Vatican Observatory, Castel Gondolfo on July 20, 2019 – 50 years to the day of the first humans on the moon. Photos Left to right: Jill Nichols standing in space where Phi will be installed; Pope Paul VI broadcasts blessings to Apollo 11 astronauts in 1969; Director Brother Guy Consolmagno’s finger points to the Sea of Tranquility, location of the lunar landing on illustration from the late 1700’s; Brother Guy and Jill holding up ‘Phi’ in its new home in the Vatican Observatory Museum; A slot of space streams through the observatory’s all wood dome; Cross-section of meteorite; Telescope; Vatican Specula Entry.

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.

The Grand Canyon‘ to be aired on CBS in a miniseries

Formerly in the office of James Comey, former FBI Director, Grand Canyon National Park, Collection of James Comey
Formerly in the office of James Comey, former FBI Director, Grand Canyon National Park, Collection of James Comey

The Grand Canyon‘ to be aired on CBS in a miniseries that’s now in production…The show, adapted from the autobiographical book “A Higher Loyalty,” The Green Room (Working Title) details the events leading up to and directly following the 2016 US Election, from the perspective of former FBI Director, James Comey. CBS wanted to faithfully recreate James Comey’s FBI office, including my artwork for the set… Learn More about the CBS mini-series

Italy, June 18 – 25, 2021
Painting Workshop & Retreat

Jill Nichols offering a painting workshop & Retreat in Italy
Approach to Painting Workshop & Retreat Italy Villa
 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


Paint in the old and paint in the new… Jill’s watercolors from Puerto Rico 12/31/19-1-1-2020

View more of Jill’s travel paintings and add one to your collection.

Puerto Rico Earthquake Series – Just Sold!


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