I find myself captivated by the pure beauty of the sky and all of its moods and hope that my paintings invite the viewer to look up and ponder. Many of my cloud paintings are done on metal-both aluminum and copper. The idea of putting something so ethereal onto something so solid from the earth’s crust appealed to my sense of the yin yang of life. Just by looking up at the clouds we can become temporarily untethered.

In this new millennium with global warming, John Ruskin’s, (19th century art critic), words still hold true – “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…”read more

Jill Nichols Fine Art Clouds
Cloud in Blue Minor, 36″ x 36″, oil on aluminum

“I’ve looked at clouds from both sides now
From up and down and still somehow
It’s cloud’s illusions I recall
I really don’t know clouds at all”
— Joni Mitchell

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