Born in London, the artist studied at the Chelsea School of Art in the early 1980s before continuing her studies at the Bath Academy of Art, Corsham. In 1983 on a Gane Trust Travel Scholarship for sculpture, she went to Carrara, Italy, and in 1986 she took up a student internship at the Peggy Guggenheim Museum & Gallery in Venice. Her work concentrated on the interrelationship of two- and three-dimensional forms and their expression in art.
On returning to Britain she set up her studio in Scotland remaining there for five years prior to moving to Penzance. Since 1991 her work has been represented by England & Co., London. The detail of her work can be best seen on her website: http://moragballard.com, which lists her solo and group exhibitions since 1991, none of them in Cornwall as yet. However her influences as stated by the artist show a great knowledge and respect for the Cornish modernist tradition of Naum GABO, Peter LANYON, John WELLS. In 2010 she exhibited at the Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, with a tribute exhibition to the work of John TUNNARD.