Artworks by Jill Harrington Nichols

In the Meeting Room of the
Mitchell Branch New Haven Free Public Library
37 Harrison Street, WESTVILLE, CT 06515

Curated by Johnes Ruta

Meet the Artist Reception: Saturday January 27, 2024, 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Jill Nichols - SUMMER STORM - oil on board, 18" x 15"

Jill NIchols - BABY'S BREATH - oil on canvas 18" x 16"


Artist Statement ~ Jill Harrington Nichols

My painting is poetry, a lyrical composition of color and light. When painting, I am in the moment, thoroughly present
and enraptured. I experience a sense of peace, as well as an urgency to capture and share the moment. It is a
privilege to paint. Taking in the invisible birdsong, whispering winds, fragrant mist, and luminous clouds, often gone
before the brush touches the paint. Inadvertently documenting the vanishing in a slipknot along the infinite.


Video camera: Johnes Ruta

Jill Nichols - FULL-MOON FARNESE, ITALY - oil on canvas, 12" x 16"

  Jill Nichols’ painting explores both the earthbound and outer expanses of our divine cosmos. Her sense of color and composition has developed over the course of 30+ years as a commercial artist. She earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Colorado, Boulder. In 2000, she set her focus on painting, at first training at the Art Students League in NYC, and in 2015 earned her MFA in painting at Western Connecticut State University.

Her commissioned painting of Washington D.C. appeared as a backdrop for James Comey’s interview on “Face the Nation” while another made its appearance on Showtime’s “The Comey Rule” mini-series. Her artwork “Phi,” celebrating the divine feminine was a part of the “Nasty Woman” art social movement in New Haven and then went
on to be installed in the Vatican Observatory Museum.

Jill Nichols - OLANA STORM - oil on aluminum, 10" x 20"

Jill Nichols - PASSING THUNDERSTORM, FARNESSE - oil on canvas, 12" x 16"

Jill Nicholls - SKY WITH CRESCENT MOON - oil on canvas, 9" x 15"
  Jill Nichols has received awards from the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, and Connecticut Office of the Arts. An active participant in the art communities throughout Connecticut, she has served as vice-president for the Connecticut Plein Air Painters Society and Valley Arts Council and exhibited at the Lyme Art Association, Carriage Barn, Greenwich Art Society, and Lyman Allen Museum.

Jill is an instructor at the Silvermine Art School, in New Canaan, Connecticut, and conducts painting workshops locally and abroad.
Jill now offers videos on YouTube and holds real-tim online painting critiques.
Instagram jill_nichols_artist

Facebook @JillHarringtonNichols
YouTube Channel - Jill Nichols
Exhibition on view: January 2 - February 28, 2024

Curator: Johnes Ruta, 203-668-6933

Library Branch Manager: Marian Huggins