Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Seaside Moods, Moody Sky Beach, Daybreak Sands, Quiet Waves oil on canvas 36x36x1.5
I hope my beach paintings will all find new homes at the fair, September 13-17, 2017! Thanks UGallery.com for inviting me!
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Morning Marsh Light oil on canvas 12x36
Marsh Clouds, Purple Sky oil on canvas 12x36
I enjoy the wide format canvas because it lends itself to landscape perfectly. I believe the horizontal vastness mimics the eye as it scans the horizon to take in nature's awesome everyday beauty. These two are currently available at The Little Art Gallery, Cameron Village, Raleigh, NC.
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Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Marsh-Partly Cloudy oil on canvas 36x36
Purple Mood Marsh oil on canvas 36x36
Two of 6 paintings shipping to the Affordable Art Fair NYC
September 13-17, 2017
Thanks UGallery for including me in your booth!
Sunday, July 9, 2017
One Beach Cloud, Tubbs Inlet oil on canvas 30x30 2017 sold!
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.
Thursday, June 29, 2017
"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
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.
Sunday, June 11, 2017
Marsh Blues III oil on canvas 36x36x1.5 by Nancy Hughes Miller
available through the artist:
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.