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

Current and Upcoming Shows

A selection of paintings at Archipelago

The Island Institute Store

Rockland, Maine
From October 2015

"Awash!" oil on mounted canvas, 6 x 6"
"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"
"Island Edge," oil on Gessobord, 8 x 10"
"Stargaze," oil on panel, 10 x 10"

Painting Maine VI
Damariscotta River Grill
Just concluded September 13, 2015


with oil, soft pastel, and watercolor paintings by
Ellen Hutcheson, Barbara Klein, Sally Loughridge,
Bob Vaughan and the late Julian Sacks

Here are several of my paintings that hung in the show.
"Island Evergreens," oil on Encausticbord, 5 x 7"
"Sea Spark," oil on panel, 7 x 9" SOLD
"Autumn on the Marsh," soft pastel on panel, 14 x 18"
"Marsh Grass Gold," soft pastel on panel 12 x 12" SOLD

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"

Paintings From Monhegan Island, September 2015

With more to come soon, once varnished and photographed. . .

"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.  

To see and support my funding project through, an artists' nonprofit, click here.

Available Now - Rad Art: A Journey Through Radiation Treatment


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.