Sally Loughridge Studio

Inspired by nature's beauty, power, and mystery

Welcome to this web gallery of my original artwork.  Inspired by the rugged beauty of coastal Maine, I create land and seascape oil paintings and soft pastel paintings.  Each medium has its own appeal.  With oil painting, the process of mixing, layering, and glazing hues of different values and temperatures is engaging and rhythmic.  Soft pastel is a medium of particular vibrancy and immediacy.  Almost pure pigment with minimal binder, pastel painting gives artwork a richness of color and stroke that is both characteristic and striking.  Preparing my own surfaces for pastel painting gives me the freedom to vary the texture and tone of the ground.  I often combine media, such as using acrylic or watercolor as an underpainting for a soft pastel work or experimenting with gold metal leaf in combination with oil or soft pastel. 

 

I also make one of a kind necklaces and earrings with silver, other metals, minerals, beads, crystals, and found objects.  As in my oil and pastel painting practice, each piece is inspired by a palette of nature's hues, shapes, and shades. Please visit the Jewelry Gallery on this site.

 

To see my work, please visit one of these listed galleries or a show. In August 2019, I had a solo show at the Camden Public Library. A selection of my work is hanging at Archipelago in Rockland, from November First into the New Year.


I hope that at least one of my oil or pastel paintings will stir a memory or your emotions!

 

Online purchases of art or jewelry may be made by check or credit card (via Square Inc.).  Shipping can be arranged.


Seasonally - I show my art at Mast Cove Galleries, Pemaquid Art Gallery, and in shows

Jewelry - Kefauver Gallery


Currently - I have art at Damariscotta River Grill with the Pemaquid Art Gallery (through May 2020)

and the Carriage House of The Brunswick Inn (always)



COVID 19 Impact (as of 4/30/20)

The Coronovirus in Maine has led to closures of virtually all small businesses, including art galleries. I am
continually to paint almost every day, which lifts my spirits in this world-wide public health crisis. I will post
any changes to gallery openings and hours when they become available.

Postponed 2020 Scheduled Shows

Home Place
This show partners the artworks of environmental artist Marnie Sinclair and landscape artist Sally Loughridge
Friends of Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge in Rockland, Maine

Scheduled to open in June 2020, this show will be postponed until probably June 2021 due to COVID 19.

Land and Seascapes
A solo show by Sally Loughridge
Central Lincoln County YMCA in Damariscotta, Maine

Scheduled to open in Winter 2020, this show will be postponed until at least May 2021 due to COVID 19.

Wetland Wonders
Signature members exhibition by Pastel Society Of Maine
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

Scheduled to open June 15, 2020, this show has been postponed until summer of 2021 due to COVID 19.


A Few Recent Paintings

"Twilight Gold," metal leaf and oil/cradled birch, 16 x 20," $975
"Fall Barren at Clarry Hill," oil/cradled birch, 18 x 18," $950
"Evening Glory, Manana," oil/cradled birch, 14 x 14," $650
"Ebb Tide," oil on Gessobord, 6 x 6"
"Midnight Hurricane Island," oil on Gessobord, 20 x 16"
"Full Moon Maine," oil on Gessobord, 16 x 12"
"Morning Fog South Bristol," oil/Gessobord, 12 s 12," $500
"Storm's Departure," oil on Gessobord, 20 x 16," $950
"Water Dance, Gull Rock," oil/Gessobord, 12 x 16," $700

A Few Recent Sales

"Whispering Birch," oil on Gessobord SOLD
"Come Spring," acrylic & pastel/panel SOLD
"Lily Patch," oil on cradled birch SOLD
"Twilight," oil on panel SOLD
"Profusion," oil on cradled birch SOLD
"Twilight, South Bristol," oil on canvas" SOLD
"Meadow Mist," oil on canvas SOLD
"Salt Marsh, Morse Mt. Preserve," oil on canvas SOLD
"Late Afternoon Sparkle," oil on canvas SOLD
"Garden Arch," oil on Gessobord SOLD
"Tree Tops," oil on cradled birch SOLD
"Goldenrod and Lace," oil on canvas SOLD

Please see my "Books" page

Daniel and His Starry Night Blanket: A Story of Illness and Sibling Love is available through PayPal, online at www.amazon.com, www.maineauthorspublishing.com, as well as brick and mortal stores.  


2016 USA Best Book Awards Finalist in Children's Picture Book Soft Cover Fiction Category
2016 Literary Classics International Book Awards Gold Medal in Picture Book/Preschool Category
2016  Literary Classics International Seal of Approval

2016 Finalist, Next Generation Indie Book Awards in Children's Books 0 to 5
2016 Finalist, Next Generation Indie Book Awards in Children's Books 6 and Up
2015 Gold Medal, Gelett Burgess Children's Book Award in Lifestyle: Emotions and Feelings Category
2015 Honorable Mention, New England Book Festival in Children's Books 

 Rad Art: A Journey Through Radiation Treatment is available on www.amazon.com, 

www.cancer.org, other web distributors and your local bookstore.


2013 Winner, USA Best Book Awards in Women's Issues Category
2013 Finalist, USA Best Book Awards in Health-Cancer Category
2013 Finalist, Next Generation Indie Book Awards in Women's Issues Category
2012 Gold Medal, Association TRENDS all Media Contest in Book/Manual/Catalog Category

Prints

These painting images are available as limited edition fine art prints through the " Giclée Prints" page.

Sea Gold on Lobster Cove
Marsh Notes
Sasanoa River Buoy
Sail Play
Sun at the Island Inn
Cathedral Lights

For many more images, please click buttons on navigation bar at top.