Sharon Ballard was raised in Southern California and moved to Camas, Washington in 8th grade. She is a graduate from Washington State University in Pullman. For 17 years, she worked for General Telephone while occasionally working on art- weaving and attending various shows.
She received a degree in Interior Design at Bellevue, Washington. Working art-time for an Interior Designer, she painted murals in the showroom which led to creating custom walls and furniture. While working full-time for a Seattle Design Center, she was challenged to open a new showroom for them in the Palm Springs area.
It’s during this time that Sharon painted a pet portrait as a thank you to a customer. She has continued working more on her art creating pet portraits, landscapes and abstracts in acrylics on canvas.
She formerly was a member of the Camas Gallery and has been a member of the Broadway Gallery for a year.