“Back Road Winter Fields” a painting by Sally Ladd Cole is reminiscent of the Harding Hill Farm in Sunapee on Stagecoach Road. Not far from Mount Sunapee in Newbury NH. You might be familiar with the name as we all have hiked or mountain biked through Webb woods which is largely a part of Harding Hill Farm. Now more than ever a working farm offering as always Maple Syrup. This painting brings you through the cold winter air on your journey but, shows you the winter sun warming the farm house on the knoll. Making you quicken your pace for the fireplace and friends.
Artist Statement “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. I now split my time between New Hampshire and our new home in Blue Hill Maine, where 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.”