Friday, December 8, 2017

Modern Ocean Paintings (30% off all original oil paintings)

Ocean Cloud I, II, III oil on canvas 8x8x1.5 inches $400 each

A series of three seascape, ocean paintings. I am inspired by simply looking out over the ocean! Here I imagine warm colors in the sky as a soft cloud floats by. Sides are painted gray and the paintings are wired to hang.


coupon code: ARTGIFT30 for 30% OFF original oil paintings*
*does not apply to painting commissions or canvas prints, expires 12-31-2017

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

large canvas prints-Beach Light series

Beach Light - 36x48x1.5 inches $1000
limited edition fine art reproduction on canvas

Morning Beach Light - 36x48x1.5 inches $1000
limited edition fine art reproduction on canvas

Friday, October 6, 2017


Quiet Beach Morning oil on canvas 20x40 $1180 

Soft Mood Marsh oil on canvas 16x40 $1100

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 for inviting me!

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 — Contemporary Landscape Paintings

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.

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

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.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Marsh Paintings on

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

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 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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Friday, March 31, 2017

New contemporary landscape paintings online at Saatchi Art

Marsh Clouds, Purple Sky oil on canvas 12x36 $760
I seek to convey the quiet mood of the coastal marsh, where colorful clouds drift quietly over yellow green grass in a soft purple sky. This painting is on a gallery wrapped canvas with finished black edges. It comes ready to hang.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Coastal landscape "Seaside Evening" heading to NYC!

Seaside Evening oil on canvas 12x24 has been invited to participate in an upcoming curated art show on CLOUDS, held at 1251 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY through July 2017.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

NEW Coastal landscape paintings on Saatchi Art!

now on Saatchi Art
Cloudscape Marsh oil on linen 30x30x1.5 $1250
My painting explores a coastal summer day—color and light in the sky and clouds above the vibrant green marsh. The 1.5 inch deep sides are painted black and the work comes wired to hang.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Colorful Landscape Paintings

Field and Sky 16x40

Inlet Marsh Afternoon 16x40

Morning Beach Cloud II 18x24

Marsh Escape 18x14

Blue Sands 36x36

Oil paintings now at Fine Art at Baxter's in New Bern, North Carolina

With my art, I hope to capture rare, unspoiled vistasplaces where ongoing human development threatens. I paint deserted beaches, tranquil marshes, colorful seas, rural fields and vast skies interpreted by my memory and imagination. 

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Thursday, January 5, 2017

NEW! "Blue Marsh Clouds" 40x30

Blue Marsh Clouds 40x30 

The summer sky provides much inspiration for my paintings. Here a change in weather is signaled by large indigo clouds moving across the green marsh landscape.