June 17 – July 10, 2020
Clarity of Vision:
Sally Ladd Cole and B Millner
This exhibition highlights recent work by realist painters Sally Ladd Cole and B Millner, both of whom are new to Courthouse Gallery.
Sally Ladd Cole is a realist marine and landscape painter who depicts the rural gems she encounters near her homes in Maine and New Hampshire. Many of Cole’s paintings highlight the Atlantic shoreline where she finds an abundance of inspiration in the overall natural grace of these endangered vistas. Cole’s work has been included in numerous solo, juried, and groups exhibitions throughout New England. Her work has been highlighted in several publications and books, including Summer Colonies; Dublin and Cornish, and Isle of Shoals: Island of Light. In 2019, Cole received an award for Best of America Exhibit from the National Oil and Acrylic Painter’s Society at Park City, Utah. She also placed third in the 2019 Annual Juried Exhibition at The Guild of Boston Artists in Boston, MA. Cole holds a BFA from the University of New Hampshire. She studied with Clifford Smith and T. Allen Lawson. She is an active member of the American Society of Marine Artists. Cole splits her time between her homes and studios in New Hampshire and Blue Hill, Maine.
B Millner’s oil paintings approach photorealism and include interiors, landscapes, waterscapes, and cityscapes, frequently nocturnal. Millner favors character over beauty and likes to convey a certain grittiness in his paintings. A native of North Carolina, he is a graduate of Davidson College (Economics and English) and the University of North Carolina (MBA). For over twenty years, Millner participated in studio classes at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Studio School. He also took foundry courses at Virginia Commonwealth University, the number one ranked sculpture department in the United States. His work, which has been exhibited in galleries from Maine to Louisiana and in Anguilla, BWI, can be found in numerous private, corporate, and institutional collections, and has been selected for several national juried exhibitions. Millner has been coming to Maine since 1995, and splits his time between Bailey Island, Maine, and Virginia.