Landscape Artist Nancy hughes Miller beach paintings

about beach oil paintings

nancy hughes miller

Working from my imagination and memory, I explore color and light, shapes, forms and movement to create a contemporary landscape in my unique style.



 

Exhibitions and art events

 2017 
Art auction participant, February 11, Art Ball Gala, Cary Visual Art, NC Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC

For the Love of Art Gala, February 25, donating artist, Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh, NC 

2016 
Live auction artist, November 19, Collectors Gala, Artspace, Raleigh, NC

Featured guest artist, February 26- March 22, Cary Gallery of Artists, Cary, NC

New resident artist exhibit, February 13- 29, The Peninsula Gallery, Lewes, DE

For the Love of Art Gala, featured artist, February 20, Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh, NC

Corridor Gallery featured artist, December 2015-February 2016, Artspace, Raleigh, NC

2015

Corridor Gallery featured artist, December 2015-February 2016, Artspace, Raleigh, NC

Community Exchange Exhibit, August-October, AJ Fletcher Foundation, Raleigh, NC

For the Love of Art Gala, juried donor, Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh, NC
Exchange Gallery Artist, Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh, NC
2014

Colorscapes, September featured artist, The Little Art Gallery, Raleigh, NC
For the Love of Art Gala, juried donor, Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh, NC
Exchange Gallery Artist, Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh, NC
2013 

59th Annual Member Show juried exhibit, Durham Art Guild, Durham, NC
SCAPES juried exhibit, Durham Art Guild, Durham, NC
Exchange Gallery Artist, Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh, NC
2012

Featured 2-artist exhibition, August-September, The Little Art Gallery, Raleigh, NC
Landscapes Reinterpreted, 2-artist exhibition, Town Hall Gallery, Cary, NC
Scope: The NC Landscape, Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh, NC
2011

Coastal Color, solo exhibition, Sunset River Marketplace, Calabash, NC
Art of the Auction, juried donor, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
Emulous, Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh, NC
2010

For the Love of Art, juried donor, Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh, NC
The Road Show, 2nd Place, Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh, NC
Exchange Gallery Artist, Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh, NC
2009

Here & There, solo exhibition, Sunset River Marketplace, Calabash, NC
Saving the Places You Love, invitational exhibit, Mahler Fine Art, Raleigh, NC
Landscapes, etc., solo exhibition, Jordan Hall Arts Center, Cary, NC
2008

Picture This, Prevent Child Abuse NC art gala, Raleigh, NC
Emulous, Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh, NC
Scope: The NC Landscape, Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh, NC
2007

Carolina Color, Junior League sponsored exhibition, Raleigh, NC
n.e.w. show, Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh, NC
Travel Scenes, Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh, NC

A graduate of NC State’s College of Design, Nancy was a graphic designer for many years before becoming a full time artist in 2007. A native of North Carolina, living in Cary, she grew up in a small town near the beaches of North and South Carolina. Her favorite of these is Sunset Beach, NC and it’s a big influence on her art; she enjoys spending time there — savoring its less-than-compromised environment. Her love of nature, especially the coast and its fragile beauty, inspires Nancy to paint. Featured in her oil paintings are places where ongoing human development threatens — rare, unspoiled vistas of deserted beaches, tranquil marshes, colorful seas and vast skies. Working from observation, plus her imagination and memory, Nancy explores color and light, shapes and forms while creating a contemporary landscape in her unique style. And though derived from familiar places, her paintings are not of a specific location but an impression of everyday nature — where the colors of sky, earth and water converge on the horizon.

Galleries and affiliations
Little Art Gallery, Cameron Village, Raleigh, NC; Sunset River Marketplace, Calabash, NC; Fine Art at Baxters, New Bern, NC; Bungalow Gallery, Miramar Beach, FLUGallery.com curated online gallery; SaatchiArt.com artist; Member artist: Visual Art Exchange, Artspace, Raleigh, NC

Education
North Carolina State University, College of Design - Bachelor of Environmental Design, Visual Design