Welcome to Jill Nichols Fine Art, please find Jill’s latest paintings, news and events below.
View Jill’s available paintings in her online Art Galleries by category, including works on metal that explore the cosmos, seascapes, landscapes that respond to our natural world, constructed works that play with space in masters, the ephemeral world of clouds and archived paintings that are available in prints. You will find a few of the works listed in Jill’s Art Shop, along with a variety of wearable art and prints for immediate purchase. The majority of paintings are readily available by Contacting Jill.
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“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”.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
“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” 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)
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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. 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 (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.
I look forward to hearing from you! Jill