Nancy paints from imagination, observation and memory, often with the goal of evoking a sense of calm. Here, softly lit purple-blue clouds appear above a glowing green marsh, offering a reprieve from summer's heat. "The clouds in my paintings don't symbolize anger or sadness, and an ultimate achievement would be if they could help alleviate negative emotions in the viewer," says Nancy.

- Nancy Hughes Miller

Morning Marsh Clouds

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

Signed on front and back

16" h x 40" w x 1.5" d
6 lbs. 6 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.”