After leaving school and training at the Royal Academy of Dancing, Sally pursued a career as a ballet teacher until a move to Salisbury and a diploma in botanical painting led to a change of direction.

Having always enjoyed painting, she studied for a diploma in botanical painting at the English Gardening School in Chelsea (now the Chelsea School of Botanical Art) and graduated with distinction in 2011. She is now an established botanical artist and teacher in Salisbury.

Her workshops gives students the observational, drawing and painting skills, coupled with the botanical knowledge necessary, to enable them to accurately illustrate plant material in watercolour.