About The Artist

“I always loved botanical art. When I found I had an aptitude for it, this art form became my passion and my community.”

Sally began the study of botanical illustration after a 10-year career in landscape architecture and 12 years into raising a family. With experience in watercolor, and a strong background in horticulture, this old art form came comfortably to Sally. She developed her skill through small group classes with local teachers as well as master classes with teachers from Australia, Scotland, Canada and England. She is a graduate from the Botanical Art Certificate Program at Filoli in Woodside. More recently, she has begun to work in pastels.

Her artwork has been exhibited in numerous juried group shows.  These include Filoli’s Annual Botanical Art Exhibit, “Exotica: Plant Portraits from Around the World” in the Hearst Gallery at St. Mary’s College, “The Art of Saving Oaks” in Sausalito, and shows at the Montclair Gallery.  In addition, Sally has participated each year in private shows in the East Bay. In 2013, she was accepted into the  Filoli Florilegium.

She is the founding President of the Northern California Society of Botanical Artists, a chapter of the American Society of Botanical Artists (ASBA), a worldwide organization. In 2014, she will begin her tenure on the board of the ASBA. She has participated in the East Bay Open Studios as a member of the Oakland Pro Arts program. In addition to commissions, Sally sells limited edition giclées and in note cards stores around the Bay Area.


Photograph by Laura Duldner