Although my professional life has been involved in dance I have always loved painting, especially plants and natural objects.
I was born and educated in Cornwall where I studied art to A level with a wonderful teacher Christine Oates, a graduate of the Slade. She instilled in me a love of detail and accuracy, both essential ingredients of botanical painting. On leaving school I went to the Royal Academy of Dancing and graduated with a licentiate to teach ballet. I taught for several years at the prestigious Elmhurst Ballet School until marriage and the army took me abroad. Back in England I established my own ballet school which I ran for over twenty years.
I never lost my love of painting but it was only when my youngest daughter went to university that I was able to enrol on the Botanical Painting Course at the English Gardening School In Chelsea in 2009.
The course opened up a new world of botanical painting and artists and a new career for myself. I graduated with distinction in 2011 and over the last two years have put together a portfolio of giclee prints which are available for sale. I also am happy to accept commissions.
To see the collection of botanical prints for sale by Sally Pond, please visit www.sallypond.co.uk.
The prints are high resolution (giclée) prints on Somerset enhanced velvet, acid free, 255gsm, digital watercolour paper.
Each print measures 42cm x 55cm, is part of a limited edition of 100, and comes signed, numbered, mounted and backed.