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 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. Please 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 and shows

Jewelry - Kefauver Gallery

Recent Paintings

"Iris Abounding," oil on cradled birch, 10 x 10" $460
"Breaker," oil on Gessobord, 5 x 7," $200
"Iris, Goddess of the Rainbow," oil on canvas, 14 x 11," $500
"Walking the Barrens," oil on canvas, 16 x 20," $900
"Into the Woods," oil on cradled birch, 10 x 10," $460
"Light Tumble," oil on panel, 20 x 24," $1100
"DarK Sea," alcohol ink on Yupo, 4 x 6," $100 matted, unframed
"Poppy," alcohol ink on Yupo SOLD
"Stormy Eve," alcohol ink on Yupo, 4 x 6," $100 matted, unframed

Upcoming Shows

"Pastel Society of Maine Spring Members Show"
Group show, Damariscotta River Grill March 20 through April 30, 2018

These two soft pastel paintings will be in this show which features the many talented artists of the PSME.
"Tidal Wash," soft pastel on hand prepared panel, 8 x 12" $325
"Anticipation," soft pastel on hand prepared panel, 12 x 12" $500

"Maine Scapes - Land, Sea, and Sky"
 solo show, Port Clyde Art Gallery June 20 through July 8, 2018

 I will have a diverse array of oil and soft pastel land and seascape paintings
reflecting my emotional resonance with Maine's beauty, mystery, and drama.
"Breaker at Lobster Cove," oil on canvas, 16 x 20," $950

"Shared Expressions - Seven Women Create"
A show of artwork by our weekly painting group members
 Sotheby's Damariscotta June and July 2018

 I am part of a small group of women artists that has been painting weekly for many years.
As close and trusting friends, we grow and learn from one another  through
critique, sharing, and experimentation. More details to come!

"Storm Break," oil on canvas, 18 x 36" $1400
"Fog over Field," oil on panel, 12 s 12" $550

Please see my "Books" page

Daniel and His Starry Night Blanket: A Story of Illness and Sibling Love is available through PayPal, online at,, 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,, 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


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 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.