Pippa Blake was born in Portsmouth in 1954, and grew up on the shores of Chichester Harbour, Emsworth. She moved to London in 1972 to study Fine Art (painting) at Camberwell College of Art. After 20 years of sea-bound adventures with her late husband, the yachtsman Sir Peter Blake, Pippa returned to Emsworth in 2002 to carry on her art practice full time. Still travelling widely Pippa continues to paint what she experiences of the world around her.
Pippa worked as Artist in residence, over two seasons, at the Minerva Theatre working on two different productions for Chichester Festival Theatre. Pallant House Gallery exhibited three paintings from the production ‘Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me’ by playwright Frank McGuinness in their Garden Gallery and simultaneously Candida Stevens Gallery exhibited the portraits. Pippa also exhibits with Artis Gallery in Auckland, New Zealand.