Thursday, May 2, 2013

Side by Side: Sally Ladd Cole and Ellen Davis

McGowan Fine Art announces the opening of “Side by Side”, a two-person show featuring the work of New Hampshire landscape painters Sally Ladd Cole and Ellen Davis. The show will run May 28 – June 28, with a reception taking place May 31, 5 to 7 PM.  The reception is free and open to the public.  

Sally Ladd Cole was born and raised in Loudon, New Hampshire, currently residing in Loudon. She finds inspiration in her rural surroundings, and through painting, Cole hopes to bring awareness to the irreplaceable beauty of nature. “I observe with great concern the ever dwindling fields, farms, marshes, and forests that I grew up loving and taking for granted.” 

She will have oil paintings on display, many of familiar NH scenes. She often paints outdoors, and also from photographs. Cole received her BA in Fine Art at the University of New Hampshire, and has exhibited in numerous solo and group shows throughout New England.

Ellen Davis grew up in a small town in rural Georgia. She spent her childhood on her great grandfather’s farm roaming the pastures with her brother and father, fishing at the pond, and enjoying the outdoors. She later moved to NH, and after trading in her teaching career for motherhood, Davis began studying at the New Hampshire Institute of Art. She first worked in watercolor, and then later transitioned to oils.  Her love for nature served as inspiration, often painting outdoors, en plein air.  Davis feels that painting from nature gives her the most honest interpretation of the New England landscape. 



Cole and Davis studied together with painter Clifford Smith 2000 – 2004, and often still paint together.

This exhibit will be on display at McGowan Fine Art at 10 Hills Avenue in Concord, NH. Please call Jessica Pappathan at 603-225-2515 for more information, or visit our website at, or contact Hours: T-F 10-6, and Sat 10-2 and by appointment.

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