Nashville's Music and Art Blog was created to build a community of people who love music and art.  It's goal is to publish content that educates, nurtures, entertains and inspires artists, musicians, songwriters and fans -- the same people who make up the amazing creative community in Music City.

The author and creator, Beth (Inglish) McMillian, is a creative professional with experience in visual arts, graphics, advertising and marketing. She saw a need for such a blog as a way to connect online with the community she was experiencing and networking with in Nashville.

Since she moved to Nashville in 2007 as a new artist she has been developing herself and her role as she sees it within the community.  Now Beth is a mixed media artist to movie stars, recording artists and music business executives. She sells her artwork and print reproductions online and offline to collectors in cities all over the world.


Beth is also a graphic arts professional designing materials for print and web publications for clients ranging from local government agencies to non-profits and the entertainment industry. She specializes in brand development, creative strategy, online marketing and advertising.  She offers the following creative services:

  • Custom Artwork
  • Graphic Design
  • Writing
  • Brand Development
  • Social Media Consulting

To hire Beth for her creative services or just to say hi, email her at beth@binglishART.com.


Check out Beth's interview on Nashville Art Makers and American Blues News.


I was born and raised in Port Arthur, Texas. My creative education began at a young age. My father’s paycheck came from the local oil refinery, but he was a musician at heart. He taught me how to sing, write, and play the piano and guitar. A girly-girl with a wild imagination, I remember always having a Crayola in my hand. I’d play dolls in the monkey grass and pick flowers from my mother’s garden. She was a school nurse, but it was her after-school hobbies that bonded us. Cooking and gardening together, I was always by her side, except when I snuck away to draw on surfaces I shouldn’t with my crayons. My mom may have fostered my love of outdoors and fascination with nature.

Carambola Beach Resort in St. Croix, USVI

I was always a good student, staying glued to my books so I could leave my small town as fast as possible. In 2001 I moved to Austin and began my freshman year at The University of Texas. I found the opportunities of the big city and giant university astounding. I studied marketing, but also dabbled in creative outlets, taking art classes and designing costumes for theatrical productions.

After graduating college, I saved money for a year, packed up my bare necessities, and sold everything else. I had been offered my dream job, to teach SCUBA diving at a local resort on a tiny island in the Bahamas. The next two months would be the hardest of my life. Without friends, family, or any real work to do, I finally accepted that I was in over my head. Whatever I was searching for, it was not on Andros Island. But I was determined to find what I was looking for—the oasis I envisioned in my mind so many times.

Jumping off Flyer to set the anchor at Buck Island.

I moved to the US Virgin Island of St. Croix for one year and it changed my life—this time for the better. I found my love and my purpose. My love came from Mississippi and my purpose came the day I had the accident. Looking back, I should have always known my calling. But for some reason it took a 42-foot catamaran to knock some sense into me. After a concussion and a trip to the ER, the thought of returning to work on the boat terrified me. This change in perspective allowed me to quit my job and make the bold decision to stay home every day and make art. I felt different, as if God had spoken to me. It was at this time in my life that I committed to being an artist.

Since then I have left the islands and now I call Nashville my home. My artwork is inspired by a love of music and an insatiable curiosity. Each piece is an experiment using different techniques and materials.