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Millie Ballance graduated from London’s Camberwell School of Art (BA Fine Art) in 1988. Subsequently, she moved to Canada, and since then has lived, worked and exhibited mostly in Vancouver. (see list below) In 2010 she moved back to the UK, choosing to set up her studio in Brighton, on the South coast.

Millie’s communication medium is her work; she is fascinated and inspired by the symbolism in Renaissance art, and also identifies Mexican Folk Art as a strong influence, having spent some time exploring the country.

In 2008 a book by Sue Ann Alderson, beautifully illustrated by Millie, The Eco Diary of Kiran Singer won the ASPCA’s Henry Bergh Award, and in late 2010 Tradewind Books published ‘Black Dog’, by Michelle Sperle, in which Millie’s “illustrations…complement the text perfectly!”

Art Education

1985-1988 Camberwell School of Art London UK B.A. in Fine Art (Painting)

1983-1985 Heatherley’s School of Art London UK Art Foundation Course


Past Exhibitions

  • 2014 Onca Gallery, Brighton
  • 2012 Io Gallery, Brighton
  • 2011 Painting Pottery Cafe, Brighton
  • 2010 Doctor Vigari Gallery Commercial Drive Vancouver BC
  • 2009 Illustrators Show Bellevue Gallery Vancouver
  • 2008 Havana Gallery Vancouver BC Displacement
  • 2008 Jem Gallery Vancouver BC Brazen
  • 2005 Jem Gallery Vancouver BC The Dog Days of Summer
  • 2004 Seymour Art Gallery Vancouver BC Start for Art
  • 2003 Canadian Embassy Tokyo Japan
  • 2003 Crawling Back for More Vancouver BC
  • 2003 Eastside Cultural Centre Vancouver BC The Colour Red
  • 2003 Seymour Art Gallery Vancouver BC Start for Art
  • 2000 Eastside Culture Crawl Vancouver BC
  • 1999 Doctor Vigari Gallery Vancouver BC
  • 1998 Deborah Worsfold Gallery Vancouver BC
  • 1996 Open Art Gallery Vancouver BC
  • 1993 Millie’s Workshop Kelowna BC
  • 1988 Duke of York Barracks London UK

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