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

"Local Color"

an invitational show at Bayview Gallery, Brunswick, Maine
with Mary Byrom, Sally Loughridge, Lennie Mullaney, and Felicity Sidwell
While the show is officially over, remaining paintings will be available at the gallery through May.
Several of my paintings from the show
"River Gold," gold metal leaf and oil on linen, 14 x 18" SOLD
"Hill Farm," oil on panel, 14 x 18"
"Marsh Grass Gold," soft pastel on panel, 12 x 12"
"Autumn on the Marsh," soft pastel on panel, 14 x 18"
"Manana Cliffside," oil on panel, 8 x 10" SOLD
"Landward," oil on Gessobord, 16 x 20"
"Monhegan Mist," oil on birch, 11 x 14"
"Wind and Tide, Monhegan," oil on Gessobord, 12 x 16" SOLD

"Coastal Light"

June solo show at Summer Island Studio Gallery, Brunswick, Maine
Several of my paintings for the show
"Storm Surge at Lobster Cove," oil on panel, 8 x 10"
"Red Truck," oil on panel, 12 x 12"
"Evening Marsh," soft pastel on panel, 18 x 24"
"Island Edge," oil on Gessobord, 8 x 10"
"Swift Passage," soft pastel on panel, 11 x 14"
"Tangle," watercolor/soft pastel on paper, 14 x 18"

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, Maine
My paintings  in this show
"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 2014

Morning Clouds, Manana, oil on panel SOLD
Island Evergreens, oil on panel, 5 x 7," $175
Roil, oil on panel, 5 x 7," $175
Gull Dance, oil on mounted canvas, 8 x 10," $325
Headland Surf, oil on panel, 6 x 6," $175
Sea on Rock, oil on Gessobord, 12 x 12," $500
Manana, Southern Tip Late Afternoon, oil on panel, 6 x 6," $175
Sea below Burnt Head, oil on panel, 6 x 6," $175
Lobster Cove Surf, oil on panel, 8 x 10," $325
Manana, Purple Rock, oil on panel, 8 x 10," $325
Silvered Sea, oil on panel SOLD
Corn Moonset, oil on Gessobord, 5 x 7," $160
Sea on Ledge, oil on panel, 12 x 12," $550
Monhegan Mist, oil on birch panel, 11 x 14," $550
Storm Rush, oil on Gessobord, 6 x 6," $175



Coming Soon - Daniel and His Starry Night Blanket: A Story of Illness and Sibling Love

Available Now - Rad Art: A Journey Through Radiation Treatment

Published by the American Cancer Society October 2012


When I had breast cancer in 2010, painting helped me endure and heal emotionally.  During the time between my diagnosis and the start of radiation, I experienced a rush of powerful emotions,  which I could not always name.  By creating a small painting every day after my treatment, I hoped I would find solace, distraction, and release.  Each five-by-seven-inch spontaneous painting was made in twenty minutes or less. I did not want to think too much. The paintings themselves were not intended to be art per se; rather, the process of creating them was the critical element in my coping strategy.  This sequence of thirty-three paintings, together with corresponding log entries has become a book, published by the American Cancer Society.  The book is available through many distributors online including, and To see a podcast interviewing me about the book, go to:


* Winner of the Gold Medal in the Book Category at the 2012 Association TRENDS All Media Contest, sponsored by Association  

  TRENDS, a division of Columbia Books


* Named one of four finalists in the Women's Issues Category of the 2013 Next Generation Indie Book Awards by the

  Independent Book Publishing Professionals Group 


* 2013 USA Best Books Awards: WINNER: Women's Issues and FINALIST: Health - Cancer

Cancer Savvy Blog/MaineHealth

At the invitation of MaineHealth's Learning Resource Center, I have written a related short piece for their Cancer

Savvy blog (4/10/14), which is posted under "survivor stories" here: 



Audio Podcast - The Dr. Lisa Radio Hour

from 6/30/13, available through iTunes


If you or a loved one has cancer, there is a lot of information on this show about client

services and resources from the American Cancer Society.  In the second portion of

the show, I am interviewed about my book, Rad Art, as an example of using creativity

to help navigate the cancer journey.


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.

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