Jill Eisele

My practice begins with drawing, often taking me to wild and wonderful parts of Cornwall, capturing fleeting moments where light and colour create atmosphere and expression. These underpin my largely figurative paintings, which convey a sense of incompleteness; of place and mystery.

I have taught in the UK and the USA, and have painted and drawn for my entire adult life. It is both humbling and inspiring to be part of St Ives School of Painting’s community, with its exceptional artistic heritage and extraordinary location. Teaching has been an invaluable

opportunity to share knowledge and techniques and to create with others. It is a privilege to create an environment where students are stimulated and encouraged in their own artistic journeys.

What our students say

I wanted to just say how ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT Jill’s course is…spent all day glued to my painting table!

Anjum Stuart

‘I wanted to just say how ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT Jill’s course is!!!

 There is no way i can do all the tasks she has set because she is SO interesting and has covered so much ground – but I have notes on everything and am researching masses of stuff. It’s been truly wonderful so far! 

 I Have colour wheels done, collage work, colour charts, notes on the painters she has referred to – and have lists and lists of wonderful tasks to do for months hence!

 Can’t wait for part 2 on Friday.  please extend my appreciation and thanks to her. It really is fun and have spent all day glued to my painting table – one day I will actually come to the School again! Until then – this is GREAT!’   

A. Stuart

‘I can honestly say that it was one of the best presentations I have ever seen, either live or online.  Jill knew her subject intimately and was so well -prepared and so brilliant in her demonstrations. 

Her love for colour and complicated colour theory  shone through her talk and the depth of her knowledge was obvious but presented in an interesting and easily assimilated way’ 

Linden Smith

Jill was incredible. So generous with all her knowledge. Creative and adaptable delivering a fun and informative three days in a great environment.

Amanda

Jill somehow managed the extraordinary achievement in art tutoring of understanding each student’s needs and pushing us all forward to another level of our practices. Everyone in the group seemed delighted, at the end, to have moved their practice forward.

Claire Voss-Bark

Jill was great at establishing what each of us needed from the course and gave us just enough advice to help us move forward without overwhelming us. She was so knowledgeable and enthusiastic – and a born teacher. Love her!

Ali Edgson

Jill is very knowledgeable. Checked in with us one to one just enough and not too much. Energetic, enthusiastic and funny!

Lucy Lumsden

Jill was incredible. So generous with all her knowledge. Creative and adaptable delivering a fun and informative three days in a great environment.

Jill was a very supportive and encouraging tutor and was able to give guidance about how paintings could be improved.

Lynne Francis

I really felt inspired by the colour theory session with Jill. She really brought the subject alive and was very generous with both her knowledge of art history and her demonstrations of different techniques!

Sue F

Jill really brought the subject alive and was very generous with both her knowledge of art history and her demonstrations of different techniques.

Sue F.

Jill was wonderful- so supportive, so enthusiastic and incredibly generous with her knowledge – which is extensive!

Annie Lewandowski

Jill, our tutor, is an exceptional artist who imparted a phenomenal amount of knowledge on colour. She encouraged each student to reach beyond the potential they thought they had and succeeded. A thoroughly enjoyable experience.

Maggie Thompson

I can honestly say that it was one of the best presentations I have ever seen, either live or online.

Linden Smith

Jill, our tutor, is an exceptional artist who imparted a phenomenal amount of knowledge on colour. She encouraged each student to reach beyond the potential they thought they had and succeeded. A thoroughly enjoyable experience.

Maggie Thompson

Courses with Jill Eisele

Dynamic Landscape in Oils

Jill Eisele

Art Courses - Oil - Landscape

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Active Instance: a024J00000AdtTeQAJ, 06-Jun-2022

Paint en plein air on the cliffs and beaches around St Ives and create intuitive expressions of landscape using oil paints and bars.

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6 - 8 Jun - 3 days - £375 Book

Hearts + Minds: Colour Theory in Practice

Jill Eisele

Art Courses - Oil

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Active Instance: a024J00000AdoT2QAJ, 31-Jan-2022

Revitalise your painting and use colour with renewed confidence. Inspiration from Bauhaus artist Johannes Itten contrasted with the lyrical approach of Winifred Nicholson, will open a whole new world of possibilities.

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31 Jan - 2 Feb - 3 days - £375 Book

Joan Eardley - Land, Sea, People + Place

Jill Eisele

Art Courses - Oil - Landscape

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Active Instance: a024J00000BTDLIQA5, 02-May-2022

Join artist Jill Eisele on a painter's pilgrimage into the world of Joan Eardley.  This three day  course taps into the rich seam of Eardley’s work inspiring you to explore place, people, landscape and mark making in your own work. 

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2 - 4 May - 3 days - £370 Full Request

Joan Eardley- A Painter's Painter (recording)

Jill Eisele

Online recording - Mixed Media - Landscape

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Active Instance: a024J00000BeE3TQAV, 31-Mar-2022

Watch Jill Eisele in this recording as she takes us with her on an artists journey to Joan Eardley’s Catterline on the wild east coast of Scotland. Explore how Eardley continues to inspire painters today.

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Available until 31 Mar - 1 hr - £12 Book

Ocean + Abstraction

Jill Eisele

Art Courses - Acrylic - Landscape

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Active Instance: a024J00000AdtV8QAJ, 04-Jul-2022

Using painting and abstraction depict your emotional, and sensory responses to Porthmeor Beach, just outside our studio.Consider how artists, past and present, have used paint to capture the ocean.

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4 - 6 Jul - 3 days - £375 Book

The Thick + the Thin of it: Painting the Ocean

Jill Eisele

Art Courses - Oil - Landscape

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Active Instance: a024J00000Adp5UQAR, 28-Mar-2022

This course revels in the bounty of materials available to you as a painter. Use differences in texture and viscosity to describe organic coastal forms. Combine sheer washes and sprays with thicker, impasto marks by layering, scraping and saturating, building the dramatic expanse of the sea. 

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28 - 30 Mar - 3 days - £375 Book

Jill Eisele Stories