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

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: a024J000001XQ5bQAG, 09-Aug-2021

Paint en plein air on the cliffs and beaches around St Ives and create intuitive expressions of landscape using oil paints and bars. An ideal course for generating ideas.

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9 - 11 Aug - 3 days - £355 Last place Book

Hearts + Minds: Colour Theory in Practice

Jill Eisele

Art Courses - Oil

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Active Instance: a024J000001X56qQAC, 21-Jun-2021

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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21 - 23 Jun - 3 days - £345 Last place Book

Ocean + Abstraction

Jill Eisele

Art Courses - Acrylic - Landscape

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Course ID: a001r00000qYRbW
Active Instance: a024J000001XQ5lQAG, 06-Sep-2021

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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6 - 8 Sep - 3 days - £355 Last place Book

The Thick + the Thin of it: Painting the Ocean

Jill Eisele

Art Courses - Oil - Landscape

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Course ID: a004J000002g5ax
Active Instance: a024J000001XQ5RQAW, 05-Jul-2021

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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5 - 7 Jul - 3 days - £355 Full Request
4 - 6 Oct - 3 days - £355 Full Request

The Thick + the Thin of it: Painting the Ocean

Jill Eisele

Art Courses - Oil - Landscape

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Course ID: a004J000002g5ax
Active Instance: a024J0000097Ft3QAE, 04-Oct-2021

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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5 - 7 Jul - 3 days - £355 Full Request
4 - 6 Oct - 3 days - £355 Full Request

Unfolding Sea + Sky

Jill Eisele

Art Courses - Mixed Media - Landscape

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Active Instance: a024J000001X56WQAS, 05-Jun-2021

Make your own concertina sketchbook, panoramic sea and sky unfolding freely across the pages. Make gestural work in a range of media, capturing the movement of light, air and water.

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5 - 6 Jun - 2 days - £230 Last 2 places Book

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