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 around the world. She is a graduate from the Botanical Art Certificate Program at Filoli in Woodside. 

Her artwork has been exhibited in numerous juried group shows.  In 2020 Sally was juried into two exhibitions sponsored by the American Society of Botanical Artists (ASBA):  The ASBA 23rd Annual International Exhibition and New York Botanical Garden’s 4th triennial exhibition – Abundant Future: Cultivating Diversity in Garden, Farm, and Field. She exhibits regularly at 4th Street Fine Art in Berkeley and at UC Berkeley’s Plants Illustrated annual exhibition. Past exhibitions include Filoli’s Annual Botanical Art Exhibit, “Exotica: Plant Portraits from Around the World” in the Hearst Gallery at St. Mary’s College, and “The Art of Saving Oaks” in Sausalito. 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. She currently sits on the ASBA (American Society of Botanical Artists) board as Immediate Past President. In addition to commissions, Sally sells limited edition giclées and note cards in stores around the Bay Area.


Photograph by Laura Duldner