Sally Loughridge





Sally Loughridge is a UK based British artist. Sally trained in Fine Art at the Ruskin School of Drawing - Oxford University, Theatre Design at Croydon College and Printmaking at Morley College, and worked for over twenty years as a freelance costume designer for the BBC, Channel 4 and other independent television, film and theatre companies. As wardrobe assistant for the former London Contemporary Dance Theatre and prop-maker for the Ballet Rambert, Sally was able to produce a series of sketches of dancers in rehearsal, as well as studies of The Royal Ballet and English National Ballet rehearsing with Nureyev. These provided the foundations for a body of drawings, paintings and prints on the theme of dance and movement. 


The influence of theatre is evident in Sally's portrayal of human form, particularly the relationship between figure and setting, in which the narrative is expressed through descriptive, bold contours and overlapping lines. The rich marks achievable through the drypoint medium enable Sally to recreate the pervading sense of drama often found in the natural lanscape - with dense lines, sweeping gestures and rich tonal contrasts highlighting the dynamic interplay between shadow and light.


Sally has exhibited her work extensively in central London galleries, including The Royal Academy, Mall and Menier Galleries, Bankside, and Dulwich Picture Gallery.


Sally Loughridge is a member of the Society of Graphic Fine Art.




Sally features in Episode 10 of Bob Chaundy's Considering Art Podcast.


Available to listen on Spotify.