from near and far…
Paintings on this page are available
Plein Air Paintings & Memories
“En Plein air” is a French Term that translates to “painting in the open air”. Though the French Impressionist brought new awareness and excitement, painting on location is a tradition that dates back for centuries. There is a certain life force that exists in the plein air painting, a ‘live performance’ so to speak. A moment in time, the light charged particles glowing in the atmosphere, the birds and crickets singing, fragrances of fruits and flowers floating on the air, capturing nature’s many moods. I find that when I can let myself go, without preemptive strikes, that my work results in a very fresh and honest expression.
Below please my plein air paintings, organized by location. Please check back occasionally to view the updated galleries with Jill’s newest paintings done on location …. There are many more images available, too numerous to show here. Consider a visit to my home studio gallery to have a look.
Italy & France
Paintings were done as demos and studies for workshops that I conducted in Italy. The day after the workshop I delivered my artwork to the Vatican Observatory in Castel Gandolfo. Please check my workshop page for upcoming workshops or visit the Italy painting workshop & retreat. In the fall of 2023, I traveled to the south of France and had the opportunity to do some en plein air paintings. Please join me in the fall of 2025 for a Plein Air Painting Workshop & Retreat in the South of France.
Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, Vermont and Maine
Connecticut is home-base for Jill. This offers her the opportunity to capture Connecticut’s and neighboring state’s many moods and seasons. Many of these paintings were created near Jill’s home where she enjoys walking the nature trails. Several of these paintings were done on one of the all time favorite areas for painter’ – Monhegan Island, first made popular by the Wyeth family and their painter friends. Please contact Jill if you’d be interested in taking plein air painting lessons or workshops.
Puerto Rico, Bermuda and the Sargasso Sea
Below please find paintings from my travels to the islands of Puerto Rico and Bermuda as well as my sailing the Sargasso Sea below.