CAMDEN — South Bristol artist Sally Loughridge is the featured artist of the month for August at the Camden Public Library.
Join Loughridge for an artist’s reception on Sunday, August 4, from 2 to 3:30 p.m., in the library’s Picker Room Gallery. Loughridge will exhibit her original oil and soft pastel paintings of Maine's timeless appeal.
Her sea, sky, and landscape artwork reflect her deep emotional response to Maine's natural beauty and drama as the seasons, weather, and light change, according to the Library, in a news release.
"The process of observation and painting always excites and enriches me," said Loughridge, in the release, "even when I'm struggling to find the best way to express myself."
After a career as a clinical psychologist in Vermont, Loughridge moved to Maine year-round twenty years ago. She has been painting, teaching, and exhibiting her artwork ever since.
"Making marks” connects her intimately with the natural world, according to her.
For Loughridge, painting is inspirational and fun. Creating art was also vitally therapeutic when she faced serious health challenges, including breast cancer, a stroke, and a subsequent car accident.
Loughridge authored and illustrated two books which built on her psychological training and share her artwork: Rad Art: A Journey Through Radiation Treatment and Daniel and His Starry Night Blanket: A Story of Illness and Sibling Love. The books will be on display, and several original illustrations from these books will be exhibited.
Loughridge shows her work extensively throughout the Midcoast in galleries and juried or invitational shows.
For more information about the show and reception, visit the Camden Public Library’s event calendar at www.librarycamden.org.