Sally Loughridge Studio

Original artwork 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.  By their shape and concentration of pigment, pastel sticks may be used in a linear or painterly manner, or some combination of the two.  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 am also exploring another artistic interest, that of jewelry design.  I 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.  I hope  you will visit the Jewelry Gallery on this site.


To see my work, please visit one of these listed galleries or a show I am in.  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.

Paintings -  Mast Cove Galleries, Pemaquid Art Gallery, Tidemark Gallery

Jewelry - Kefauver Gallery and Tidemark Gallery

My Most Recent Painting

"Winter Twilight, Maine," oil on panel, 16 x 20"  available

Current and Upcoming Shows

A selection of paintings among those at Archipelago

The Island Institute Store

Rockland, Maine
From October 2015

"Awash!" oil on mounted canvas, 6 x 6" SOLD
"Hide and Seek," oil on Gessobord, 6 x 6"
"Lost and Found," oil on Gessobord, 6 x 6"
"Island Sunset," oil on panel, 8 x 10"
"Mist over Moon," oil on cradled birch, 24 x 24"
"Sea Beyond Manana," oil on linen, 24 x 36"
"Stargaze," oil on panel, 10 x 10" SOLD
"Island Edge," oil on Gessobord, 8 x 10"
"Nocturne, Monhegan Harbor," oil on panel, 6 x 6" SOLD
"Hill Farm," oil on panel, 14 x 18"
"Fog over Field," oil on panel, 12 x 12"
"Sea Rush,' oil on panel, 8 x 10"

The Third Annual Bartlett Woods Invitational Art Exhibit

with paintings, tapestries, and photography by Jeremy Barnard, Susan Beebe, Pam Cabanas, Jonathan Frost, Jane Herbert, Kris Johnson,
Jean Kigel, Eric Lepannen, Kat Logan, Sally Loughridge, Alan Magee, Kathleen Mack,
Judith Olson-Rossiter, Dennis Pinette, Susan Van Campen, Joyce Eames Steele, and David Vickery
Bartlett Woods Retirement Community, Bartlett Drive, Rockland, Main
These are my paintings in this show - A touch of Fall!
"Birch and Barren," oil on panel, 12 x 16"
"Pond Light," oil on canvas, 12 x 12"
"High Island Morn," oil on canvas, 24 x 30"

Some of My Paintings From Monhegan Island, September 2015

"Island Sunset," oil on panel, 8 x 10"
"Sea Rush," oil on panel, 8 x 10"
"Goldenrod and Lace," oil on Encausticbord, 6 x 6"
"Sea Crash," oil on Gessobord, 12 x 16"
"Marsh Pinks," oil on panel, 6 x 6"
"Nocturne, Monhegan Harbor," oil on panel, 6 x 6"
"Sun on Rocks," oil on Gessobord, 5 x 7"
"Fog over Field, oil on panel, 12 x 12"

Please see my new "Books" page

Daniel and His Starry Night Blanket: A Story of Illness and Sibling Love is now available through PayPal.  

Winner of the 2015 Gold Medal Gelett Burgess Children's Book Award in Lifestyle Emotions and Feelings Category
Winner of 2015 Honorable Mention in Children's Books in the New England Book Festival 

 Rad Art: A Journey Through Radiation Treatment is available on,, other web distributors and your local bookstore.


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



Future soft pastel class and workshop offerings will be posted here.

 If you are interested in a pastel workshop for your group, whether
studio or plein air, please let me know.

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