Through the marsh grass, colors of daybreak flow with the current toward the ocean. Nancy Hughes Miller loves to paint the wetlands near her coastal home, where the water rises and falls with the tides. She pays homage to the fragile yet resilient marsh ecosystem of the barrier islands. "The marsh provides habitat for fish and birds, it buffers the mainland from storm surges, filters downstream pollution and is a place of inspiring beauty," says Nancy.

- Nancy Hughes Miller

Daybreak Marsh Waters

Oil painting on stretched canvas
Painting wraps around edges
Ready to hang

Signed on front and back

30" h x 30" w x 1.5" d
7 lbs. 0 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.”