Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Beach paintings to the AAFNYC, 9/13-17

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!

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Marsh paintings at Little Art Gallery, Cameron Village, Raleigh, NC

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

The Affordable Art Fair NYC! 9/13-17

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

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. 

on my new website
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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