© the artist. Photo credit: South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust
Painter, born in Belfast, where he continued to live. He attended the College of Art there, followed by Liverpool College of Art. Ballard was a rich Colourist, in the tradition of the Scottish painters Peploe and Cadell, notable for his still lifes. His exhibitions included Butlin Foundation for Young Irish Artists, Arts Council, Belfast, 1967; Tom Caldwell Gallery, Belfast, from 1972; Main Fine Art, Glasgow, 1986; Mistral Galleries, 1990; Waterman Fine Art Ltd, 1992, and Cadogan Contemporary, 2000. Ballard’s work is held by Arts Council of Northern Ireland; Crawford Municipal Gallery, Cork; and Ulster Museum, Belfast.
Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)