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

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

Courses with Jill Eisele

Dynamic Landscape in Oils

Jill Eisele

Oil - Abstract - Landscape - Art Courses - New Courses

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Course ID: a00w000000jssXA
Active Instance: a024J000001XPB9QAO, 14-Sep-2020

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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14 - 16 Sep - 3 days - £295Last placeBook
3 - 5 May 2021 - 3 days - £295Book
9 - 11 Aug 2021 - 3 days - £295Book

Dynamic Landscape in Oils

Jill Eisele

Oil - Abstract - Landscape - Art Courses - New Courses

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Course ID: a00w000000jssXA
Active Instance: a024J000001X56RQAS, 03-May-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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14 - 16 Sep - 3 days - £295Last placeBook
3 - 5 May 2021 - 3 days - £295Book
9 - 11 Aug 2021 - 3 days - £295Book

Dynamic Landscape in Oils

Jill Eisele

Oil - Abstract - Landscape - Art Courses - New Courses

Active sort order:
Course ID: a00w000000jssXA
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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14 - 16 Sep - 3 days - £295Last placeBook
3 - 5 May 2021 - 3 days - £295Book
9 - 11 Aug 2021 - 3 days - £295Book

Getting Started with Mixed Media Landscape

Liz LuckwellCamilla DixonJill Eisele

Acrylic - Mixed Media - Landscape - Art Courses - Beginner - Intermediate

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Course ID: a001r00000nKFSF
Active Instance: a024J000002wLizQAE, 26-Oct-2020

This inspiring course offers exciting new ways to creatively absorb your spectacular St Ives surroundings. With an encouraging and experimental approach, establish a solid foundation in mixed media painting.

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26 - 29 Oct - 3½ days - £335Book

Hearts + Minds: Colour Theory in Practice

Jill Eisele

Mixed Media - Oil - Art Courses - New Courses

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Course ID: a001r000010ksjJ
Active Instance: a024J000002vBE0QAM, 12-Oct-2020

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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12 - 14 Oct - 3 days - £295Last placeBook
21 - 23 Jun 2021 - 3 days - £295Book

Hearts + Minds: Colour Theory in Practice

Jill Eisele

Mixed Media - Oil - Art Courses - New Courses

Active sort order:
Course ID: a001r000010ksjJ
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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12 - 14 Oct - 3 days - £295Last placeBook
21 - 23 Jun 2021 - 3 days - £295Book

Ocean + Abstraction

Jill Eisele

Acrylic - Mixed Media - Abstract - Landscape - Art Courses - New Courses

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Course ID: a001r00000qYRbW
Active Instance: a024J000002vB8MQAU, 24-Aug-2020

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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24 - 26 Aug - 3 days - £295FullRequest
1 - 3 Feb 2021 - 3 days - £295Book
6 - 8 Sep 2021 - 3 days - £295Book

Ocean + Abstraction

Jill Eisele

Acrylic - Mixed Media - Abstract - Landscape - Art Courses - New Courses

Active sort order:
Course ID: a001r00000qYRbW
Active Instance: a024J000002veoFQAQ, 01-Feb-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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24 - 26 Aug - 3 days - £295FullRequest
1 - 3 Feb 2021 - 3 days - £295Book
6 - 8 Sep 2021 - 3 days - £295Book

Ocean + Abstraction

Jill Eisele

Acrylic - Mixed Media - Abstract - Landscape - Art Courses - New Courses

Active sort order:
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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24 - 26 Aug - 3 days - £295FullRequest
1 - 3 Feb 2021 - 3 days - £295Book
6 - 8 Sep 2021 - 3 days - £295Book

The Thick + the Thin of it: Painting the Ocean

Jill Eisele

Mixed Media - Oil - Landscape - Art Courses - New Courses

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Course ID: a004J000002g5ax
Active Instance: a024J000002vfmKQAQ, 08-Mar-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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8 - 10 Mar 2021 - 3 days - £295Book
5 - 7 Jul 2021 - 3 days - £295Book

The Thick + the Thin of it: Painting the Ocean

Jill Eisele

Mixed Media - Oil - Landscape - Art Courses - New Courses

Active sort order:
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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8 - 10 Mar 2021 - 3 days - £295Book
5 - 7 Jul 2021 - 3 days - £295Book

Unfolding Sea + Sky

Jill Eisele

Mixed Media - Landscape - Art Courses - New Courses - Creative Weekender

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Course ID: a004J000001VxD9
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 2021 - 2 days - £195Book