Bird Island, North Carolina has not been an island since Hurricane Hugo closed the inlet separating it from bustling Sunset Beach. Now a state coastal nature reserve, future development has been prevented along its nearly 2 mile long strand. The vast open vistas it offers, ever-changing with the time of day, provide much inspiration for my beachscapes. This painting is on a gallery wrapped canvas with finished black edges. It comes ready to hang.

- Nancy Hughes Miller

Beach Light, Bird Island

Oil painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front and back

24" h x 48" w x 1.5" d
6 lbs. 4 oz.



Nancy Hughes Miller
Cary, North Carolina

Getting to Know Nancy

Reflected in Nancy Hughes Miller’s paintings are the coastal and rural environments of southeastern North Carolina, her birthplace, where she still spends much of her time. As a child, Nancy’s primary education did not include art classes, so she was delighted when one day her oldest brother returned home from college with newsprint and charcoal. She went on to pursue a career path in graphic design and fine arts. Now a full-time artist, Nancy experiments with vibrant colors and fluid forms to create her non-traditional, painterly landscapes. She enjoys working with oils, a medium that dries slowly and lends itself nicely to blending. Nancy strives to produce artwork that is, according to her, “quiet, yet bold.”