NJ Ballard began her watercolor training in 2006 under the professional guidance of Mary L. Harden at Strybing Arboretum. She was awarded the status of Master Artist of Botanical Illustration with the San Francisco Botanical Garden Society and the Strybing Arboretum.
She continues to study and work with the Master Artists at the Mary L. Harden School of Botanical Illustration in San Francisco, CA.
Her exhibits in the San Francisco Bay Area include:
Wineries and Tasting Rooms in the Napa Mendocino Area of California
ME Gallery in San Francisco.
2006 – Between Art & Science: Illustrations in Botanical Art, Helen Crocker Russell Library of Horticulture, San Francisco Botanical Garden, SF CA
2007 – The Softer Side of the Rock, Alcatraz National Park, Band Room Gallery, Alcatraz, CA
2008 – Beautiful Botanicals, Marin Cancer Institute, Marin General Hospital, Greenbrae, CA
2009 – Echoes of Darwin, Darwin’s Centenary, Helen Crocker Russell Library of Horticulture, San Francisco Botanical Garden, SF, CA
2009 – Edible Expeditions, San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers, Golden Gate Park, SF, CA
2009 – Rock Hill Gallery, Tiburon, CA
2010 – CHOMP 2! Return of the Carnivorous Plants, San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers, SF, CA
2010 – Botanical Artists of San Francisco, Bolinas Gallery, Bolinas, CA
2011- Beautiful Botanicals, Marin Cancer Institute, Marin General Hospital, Greenbrae, CA
2011 – Treasures from the San Francisco Botanical Garden at Strybing Arboretum, SF, CA
2012 – Art in the Grove, National AIDS Memorial Grove, Golden Gate Park, SF, CA
2013 – The Painterly Garden, Botanical from the AIDS Memorial Grove, Macy’s 2013 Flower Fest, Union Square, San Francisco, CA
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