When painting I try to portray my sense of wonder at the color, grace, infinite changeability, harmonies, and contrasts found in the country side around me. Having always lived in rural New Hampshire, I observe with great concern the ever dwindling fields, farms, marshes, and forests that I grew up loving and taking for granted. Through my paintings I hope to bring awareness to the irreplaceable beauty of this rural country and open Atlantic shoreline. These everyday scenes of marshes, meadows, forests, and farmland, so filled with sun and shadow, color, powerful contrasts, and overall natural grace, that I find so much inspiration in, are becoming increasingly rare. 

Solo Exhibitions

June 2010 | A Celebration of Maine & New Hampshire Landscapes | The Banks Gallery | New London | NH

August 2006 | New Paintings by Sally Cole | Wynne-Falconer Gallery | Chatham, MA

September 2005 | Sally Ladd Cole | Anderson Soule Gallery | Concord, NH

July 2005 | Sally Ladd Cole | Three Graces Gallery | Portsmouth, NH

April 2003 | Sally Ladd Cole: Many Seasons | Anderson Soule Gallery | Concord, NH

Group Exhibitions

2014 Inside Out[side] | Sloane Merrill Gallery | Boston, MA

2013 By Land or Sea | Sloane Merrill Gallery | Boston, MA

Together Again | McGowan Fine Art | Concord, NH
Southeast Land Trust Show | The Banks Gallery | Portsmouth, NH

Visions in Granite | Jackson Historical Society/Banks Gallery | Jackson, NH
Island Light | Banks Gallery | Portsmouth, NH
Farms and Barns | Banks Gallery | New London, NH

September | Millbrook Gallery | Concord, NH
Landscapes for Land Sake | The Banks Gallery | New London, NH
Landscapes for Land Sake | Sugar Hill, NH
The New Hampshire Wilderness | The Fells Gallery | New Hampshire
Lake Effect, Landscapes of the New Hampshire Lakes Region | The Castle in the Clouds | Moultonborough, New Hampshire

New London Area Lakes | The Banks Gallery | New London, New Hampshire
Isle of Shoals Island Light | The Banks Gallery | Portsmouth, NH
Sunapee Lake Homes | The Fells Gallery | Newbury, NH
Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust | The Banks Gallery | New London, NH

The Colonies; Dublin and Cornish | The Banks Gallery | New London, NH
Island Light II - Paintings of the Monhegan Island | The Banks Gallery | Portsmouth, NH
Summer by the Lake | The Banks Gallery | New London, NH
Women Painters | The Banks Gallery | Portsmouth, NH
Landscape for Land Sake | The Banks Gallery | Portsmouth, NH

Island Light, Isles of Shoals | The Banks Gallery | Portsmouth, NH

The White Mountain School Revisited | Anderson Soule Gallery | Concord, NH
Show with Clifford Smith | Anderson Soule Gallery | Concord, NH

Figures in Nature
 | Family Tree Gallery | Portsmouth, NH

Special Exhibitions

September 2009 | Solo Exhibition in the Governor's Office at the New Hampshire State House | Concord, NH

June thru September 2006 | Group Exhibition | Private Reception Area for the New Hampshire State House Governor's Office | Concord, NH

September thru November 2005 | Solo Exhibit: Autumn in New Hampshire, Five Artists Envision Fall | The McIninch Gallery | Southern New Hampshire University | Manchester NH

July thru August 2004 | New Hampshire Landscape | Group Exhibition at the Boston Private Bank & Trust Company Boston, MA

September thru December 2003 | Group Exhibit | Walnut Hill Designer Showhouse sponsored byYankee Magazine and American Society of Interior Designers

September thru December 2003 | Solo Exhibition | Rath, Young, and Pignatelli Law Firm | Concord, NH

Juried Art Show | Cambridge Art Association | University Place Gallery Cambridge, MA


1967 - 71 | University of New Hampshire BA in Fine Art
Studied with Clifford Smith
Studied with T. Allen Lawson


2007 | "Summer Colonies; Dublin and Cornish" | Published by Blue Tree Portsmouth, NH

2006 | "Isle of Shoals: Island Light" | Published by Blue Tree | Portsmouth, NH


"Canterbury Artist's Landscapes on Display" | Concord Monitor
"McIninch Art Gallery Opens Show" | Manchester Union Leader
"19th Century Artists in the White Mountains of New Hampshire/Four for the NextGeneration" | The Heart of New Hampshire Magazine

2004 | "A Sense of Place" | Concord Monitor

"Anderson Soule Features New Work by Sally Cole" | Amherst Citizen
"Paradise Lost: Sally Ladd Cole Paints the Disappearing Side of New Hampshire" | Concord Monitor