Sunday, July 9, 2017

NancyHughesMiller.com — Contemporary Landscape Paintings

One Beach Cloud, Tubbs Inlet oil on canvas 30x30 2017 sold! 

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Growing up in a small town near the beaches of North and South Carolina, Nancy Hughes Miller developed a love for the coast. One of her favorite places from childhood and now is Sunset Beach, NC — and it's a big influence on her art. The fragile beauty of the area inspires Nancy, especially scenes devoid of human activity and disruption — deserted beaches, tranquil marshes, colorful seas — vistas connected to the sky.

Inspired by beauty in the landscape, I seek to capture a bold yet quiet impression of everyday nature — as the colors of sky, earth and water converge on the horizon.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

The Landscape and Feelings: Luminism

"What a landscape painter wants to render is not the natural landscape, but the state of feeling which the landscape produces in himself."

Morning Beach 48x30 2016 available on UGallery.com

When recently asked how my art might compare to the work of — or be influenced by — the 19th century Luminist artists, I had a vague idea, but after doing some Google/Wiki research, I found we have much in common!
Luminism is an American landscape painting style of the 1850s – 1870s, characterized by effects of light on the landscape, an aerial perspective and a smooth surface concealing brushstrokes. Luminist landscapes emphasize tranquility and often depict calm, reflective water and a soft, hazy sky — offering a ‘poetic experience of nature’ or ‘a contemplative perception of nature’.
View of the Shrewsbury River 12x20 1859 John Frederick Kensett

Commonality Among Artists, 157 Years Apart: Our paintings share the same intentions—to reach the viewer and be a calming influence on their mood.

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Sunday, June 11, 2017

Marsh Paintings on NancyHughesMiller.com

Marsh Blues III oil on canvas 36x36x1.5 by Nancy Hughes Miller
available through the artist:

Marsh Paintings

I have a love for my native North Carolina's barrier islands— but not just for their sandy beaches. Relaxing and soothing to view are their tidal, salt marshes—vast wetlands, separating the islands from the mainland. Especially inspiring in mid-summer, the marsh grasses turn brilliant yellow-green. Combined with varying colors in the sky and water, this color is featured in my marsh paintings. Colorful scenes of inlet waters winding to the ocean or large clouds on the horizon, I hope my art brings a calming influence to the viewer’s mood, the way this landscape affects me. 

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

NancyHughesMiller.com SOLD art!

Two works SOLD!

Along the Waterway oil on canvas 16x40

Sunset Beach Glow oil on canvas 12x36

Friday, May 12, 2017

I am part of the UGallery/Crate and Barrel original art partnership!

Beach Cloudscape, Marsh View, Cool Sea by Nancy Hughes Miller
I am thrilled to be a participating artist in UGallery's partnership with Crate and Barrel! View the exclusive collection here:


Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Cloudspotting: Appreciating Nature’s Poetry, NYC show features "Seaside Evening"



Cloudspotting: Appreciating Nature’s Poetry

1251 Avenue of the Americas, 49th & 6th Avenue, Lobby Level, NYC 

April 6, 2017 – July 6, 2017

RCSFA is calling attention to clouds, “nature’s poetry” with the opening of a new exhibition, Cloudspotting, at the lobby gallery at 1251 Avenue of the Americas in Manhattan on April 7. The exhibit brings together the work of painters, Nancy Hughes Miller, Jill Basham and Laura Guese, collage artist, Beth Hoeckel, and photographers, Mitch Dobrowner and Bryan Hightower. These American artists are inspired by the ever-changing skies in the regions in which they live and work. Clouds and the sky have always captured the imagination of artists. This exhibition, presented in a busy corporate lobby in midtown Manhattan, aims to slow people down to appreciate clouds in the artwork and therefore in the real world. Not many things in nature rival their variety, drama or their sublime beauty.

Cloudspotting, April 7, 2017 – July 6, 2017 is part of the art program at 1251 AoA made possible by Mitsui Fudosan America, Hines and RCSFA, an art consulting firm that provides exhibition and art advisory services to corporations, museums and historic collections. The gallery at 1251 AoA is located in the lobby of 1251 Avenue of the Americas, 49th & 6th Avenue. It is open to the public, M-F: 7 a.m. -7 p.m.


Saturday, April 8, 2017

Coastal marsh landscape painting for sale on Facebook-NEW!

Yellow Marsh Light oil on canvas 6x6 $175

Small original oil painting from my imagination and memory—this coastal marsh is moody after the storm. A deep indigo blue sky meets a soft cloud over bright yellow green grasses. The 1.5 inch deep wrapped sides are painted black and the work comes wired, ready to hang. 

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