Nancy Bea Miller (@nancybeamiller_artwork) — oil & watercolor painter| writer | adjunct professor
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Representation: gWatson Gallery, Gallery 222 and ERA Contemporary.
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Happy Friday! 🍻 This is a detail from a work in progress that just didn’t get fi
Happy Friday! 🍻 This is a detail from a work in progress that just didn’t get finished in time to be in my current #soloexhibition@gallery222malvern which is a shame because it’s coming along nicely, but that’s how it goes! Maybe it’ll be done in time for my next show. 😄🍺🌟 . . . _______________________________ #happyfriday#fridayfeeling#paintingdetail#wip#workinprogress#beer#doughnut#foodpainting#stilllife
22.03.2019 16:56:30
Hey, yesterday was the first day of Spring!!! Already I’m basking in the extra l
Hey, yesterday was the first day of Spring!!! Already I’m basking in the extra light. 🌞🌿🌸 “Crocus” oil on gessoed cardboard 10 x 8 inches. Can’t remember the year! I try to do a little crocus painting every year to welcome Spring, but this one I am keeping. 🌟 . . . _______________________________ #happyspring#happy#firstdayofspring#crocus#vernalequinox#tbt#oilpainting#stilllifepainting#tbt#purpleandgold#flowerpainting#artist
21.03.2019 20:32:26
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Part 2 of Artist Reception shots from my show, currently up @gallery222malvern t
Part 2 of Artist Reception shots from my show, currently up @gallery222malvern through April 6. Many thanks to all the friends who sent and shared their photos of this super fun night! 🙏❤️🌟 I also want to say that it’s an honor to be exhibiting with @goreelissa and @laurielamontmurray who are the other artists showing their work concurrently! 😊🙏🌟 . . . _______________________________ #artshow#artists#friends#thankyou#fun#artgallery#artistreception#artlovers#philadelphiaartist
20.03.2019 18:27:49
Some fun photos from Thursday’s artist reception @gallery222malvern what a night
Some fun photos from Thursday’s artist reception @gallery222malvern what a night! Huge thanks to everyone who helped make it happen! 🌟Special thanks to all who came out to support me, or who couldn’t come due to distance etc but sent messages of encouragement. ❤️I can’t tell you how much the support of friends and family means when you have a show, it’s kind of like several years of your work life concentrated into one three hour fireworks display! 🎇 Of course, the show is up through April 6th, so maybe that’s not an exact metaphor LOL! But that moment of “reveal” at the reception feels pretty big, almost overwhelming, and having friends there helps so much! Thank you again for all the love and support! And to everyone at this great gallery...what a fabulous party! 🙏✨🥰 Some of these shots were sent to me by friends, it’s hard to take photos at your own opening, so extra grateful to @cpeterson1963@jessicaliborstudio@alexandratyng@mary_m_walsh and @rare_bird! I may do a part 2 of photos since I still owe thanks to so many! If I’ve left anyone out I’ll try to correct later! 😊 . . . . ____________________________ #thankyou#artgallery#artistreception#artshow#openingnight#friends#gallery#art#artnow#friendsandfamily#painting#artexhibition#artist#nancybeamiller_artwork
18.03.2019 15:02:06
A big shout-out to my friend @recapvintage! I’m totally honored that this painti
A big shout-out to my friend @recapvintage! I’m totally honored that this painting of mine caught that stylish and discerning eye! “The Line Up” oil on canvas @gallery222malvern __________________________________ #repost#thankyou#honored#gallerywall#artgallery#artshow#artexhibit#artlife#slightlysurreal#art#artistsoninstagram
16.03.2019 12:42:45
What a great night! Thank you to everyone who made the trek to the gallery, and
What a great night! Thank you to everyone who made the trek to the gallery, and there were too many of you to list! 🥰🙏🖼🌟big thank you to @mary_m_walsh for grabbing a cute candid amidst the crowds! ❤️ __________________________________________ #artshow#artlife#artworld#newart#artistreception#openingnight#friends#artist#artgallery#gallery#thanks#grateful#contemporaryart
15.03.2019 13:24:28
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“Coffee Break”, 6 x 8 inches, and also several shots detailing behind-the-scenes
“Coffee Break”, 6 x 8 inches, and also several shots detailing behind-the-scenes show prep chaos! There’s a ton of hard work and persistence needed to getting ready for an art show, however modest, and so much collaboration. So many people are involved, and so many details have to be remembered. Note clipboard and coffee, the unglamorous but necessary side of getting work ready for a show! 😄📝☕️🌟even then, there’s always a surprise (or two!) before the reception’s glamorous Voilà! ✨🌟💕🖼 ______________________________ #art#artworld#showprep#artshow#artgallery#behindthescenes#coffee#doughnuts#coffeebreak#gettingready#artist#philadelphiaartist#stilllifepainting
14.03.2019 12:41:14
This is how I transported my 24 paintings to @gallery222malvern yesterday! An ex
This is how I transported my 24 paintings to @gallery222malvern yesterday! An extra jolt of love and positive energy ✨ went with the work, since I used @llbean tote bags belonging to various family members. ❤️ My studio cat supervised the proceedings, of course. Here he is sending me a look I can’t quite decipher! Any thoughts? 😻 Oh hey, a big shout out to my dear friend @elizaauth for volunteering her assistance with the gallery delivery! 💕#igetbywithalittlehelpfrommyfriends ______________________________ #showprep#phillyartist#artshow#artexhibition#galleryshow#artgallery#catsofinstagram#studiocat#beanoutsider#totebag#transportingart#smallworks
12.03.2019 16:56:47
“Three Kings” oil on canvas 11 x 17 inches,  hot off the easel. Anyone else work
“Three Kings” oil on canvas 11 x 17 inches, hot off the easel. Anyone else work right up to the moment you have to deliver? 😃 The adrenaline of having to meet a deadline clarifies and energizes my process; that or else maybe I am a feckless procrastinator! 😄 In a couple hours I am delivering this and other still-not-quite-dry paintings to @gallery222malvern for my show which opens this Thursday March 14th, 5:30-8. 😃🌟🎨🍞 _______________________________ #stilllifepainting#kaiserroll#foodpainting#delicious#showprep#oilpainting#realism#newart#phillyartist#rolls#artshow#gallery#artexhibition
11.03.2019 18:33:49
I can’t think of a title for this piece. Other than the ultra prosaic “Eggplant
I can’t think of a title for this piece. Other than the ultra prosaic “Eggplant and Lemon.” Anyone? _______________________________ #showprep#art#foodpainting#stilllifepainting#eggplant#lemon#foodart
10.03.2019 20:42:10
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It’s a race to the finish! Will this piece be ready when I deliver my work to th
It’s a race to the finish! Will this piece be ready when I deliver my work to the gallery on Monday? Finishing a piece is always “oh wait, let me just add one thing...” till you are forced to stop! Deadlines are great but also nerve-wracking! Hope this piece gets far enough along to be in the show. It may still be wet! 😄The opening is on Thursday, so come and see for yourself! 🌟🍩⚡️🎨☕️ “Coffee Break”, oil on canvas, 6 x 8 inches, work in progress, @gallery222malvern ___________________________ . . . #workinprogress#wip#showprep#coffeebreak#coffee#doughnuts#bostoncream#art#foodpainting#artlife#deadline#wetpaint#saturday#saturdaymorning
09.03.2019 15:34:56
Happy International Womens Day! Here’s a painting I did in a sketch session a fe
Happy International Womens Day! Here’s a painting I did in a sketch session a few months ago of friend and fellow artist @dianefeissel . To be honest, I didn’t think I’d made a great job of getting the likeness but last night my husband caught sight of it in my studio (I’d been pulling out different recent paintings) and said, “Nice! Isn’t that your friend, oh what’s her name, you know, the spunky one?” Yep! So here she is, the spunky one! ⚡️❤️🎨 Many thanks for posing dear Diane Feissel! “Diane” o/c 20 x 16 inches 2018 ______________________________ #internationalwomensday#beautiful#woman#purple#portraitpainting#likeness#spunky#oilsketch#artistspaintingartists#artworld#bamthegram#nancybeamiller_artwork
08.03.2019 17:29:06
One week till my show @gallery222malvern I can’t believe how quickly that has co
One week till my show @gallery222malvern I can’t believe how quickly that has come up! The reception is Thursday March 14, 5-8 pm, and should be a great party. All are welcome! Local friends and students, I’d especially love to see your smiling faces! 🥰 _______________________________ #artshow#artexhibition#newwork#artnow#opening#philadelphiaartist#newart#representationalart#openingnight#gallery#artgallery#galleryart
07.03.2019 18:17:31
Here’s a good #tuesdaytip : don’t lose the object of a still life painting befor
Here’s a good #tuesdaytip : don’t lose the object of a still life painting before you’re done with it! I think I took my Dala horse along to a workshop I was leading, as one of the props, and then it appears to have wandered off. Fortunately, I have a friend with double Swedish heritage who has a Dala horse collection! Many thanks to @cpeterson1963 for loaning me a few beauts from her herd so I could finish this piece! 😄🎨 🐎💕🙏 ______________________________ #igetbywithalittlehelpfrommyfriends#stilllifepainting#stilllifeobjects#dalahorse#horses#colorful#folkart#fun#friends#dalahäst#woodenhorse
05.03.2019 18:53:31
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“Nectarine and Friend” oil on canvas 6 x 8 inches. This one is firmly finished,
“Nectarine and Friend” oil on canvas 6 x 8 inches. This one is firmly finished, all varnished and framed! What a relief, now only a dozen or more to go...😅This is when a studio assistant would be so wonderful. And, local friends, please save the date: my show opens March 14th 5-8 pm @gallery222malvern 🌟❤️🎨 _______________________________ #contemporaryrealism#showprep#framing#blueandwhite#nectarine#beautiful#artexhibition#galleryshow#smallworks#philadelphiaartist#stilllifepainting
04.03.2019 18:01:25
Inspired by all the great animal portraits flooding the gram, I have been painti
Inspired by all the great animal portraits flooding the gram, I have been painting my cat. He’s fierce but beautiful. I’m finding it fun and challenging to convey his complex character! I feel like I should visit the zoo and do some sketches of the big cats, like the tigers and mountain lions, in order to help me capture this one’s essence! 😄❤️🐯 _____________________________ #catpainting#caturday#mycat#gingertom#littletiger#oilpainting#animalpainting#animalportrait#fierce#phillyartist#catsofinstagram#catsofphiladelphia#wip
02.03.2019 16:45:16
It’s that time of show prep (March 14th @gallery222malvern Please come!) when I
It’s that time of show prep (March 14th @gallery222malvern Please come!) when I start trying to frame paintings as I go. This is in hopes of avoiding a late night framing session in the early wee hours of delivery day. Generally I try to avoid custom sizes, so I can pop paintings in and out of standard size frames. But this one’s size escaped my attention and it required a custom frame. I like it, and the way the frame “supports “ the head wrap. What do you think of it? Please say you love it, because time is running out for a framing redo! 😄 🖼 🎨 “The Gaze”, 15 x 11 3/4 inches. ______________________________ #framing#showprep#gaze#oilpainting#newart#contemporaryrealism#headwrap#beautiful#pinkandgreen
01.03.2019 22:23:49
I’m a day late for #workinprogresswednesday but here’s a piece I’m currently wor
I’m a day late for #workinprogresswednesday but here’s a piece I’m currently working on. 💛 _______________________________ #wip#stilllifepainting#oilpainting#art#workinprogress#paintingfromlife#gold#whatsonmyeasel#inmystudio#beer#beercan
28.02.2019 17:46:44
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