Nancy Hughes Miller, Raleigh, Cary, Sunset Beach, North Carolina Member Since December 2010 Artist Statement "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."
A graduate of NC State's School of Design, I was a graphic designer for more than 25 years. My multi-faceted design education, self instruction and community workshops — all contribute to my present career in art. The coastal and rural landscapes of North Carolina inspire many of my paintings. My subjects are both new and familiar places — open fields, lakes, marshlands, the beach and ocean, plus vistas from travels. I paint in oils from my own reference photographs preferably on a linen canvas underpainted a warm color.
My paintings strive to be simple, serene and soothing, not too complicated. Learning, evolving, experimenting, expressing — to me, that's what it means to be an artist.