Pippa Blake was born in Portsmouth, England in 1954, and studied Fine Art (Painting) at Camberwell College of Art, London from 1972 to 1976 gaining BA Hons. ( First Class ). In 2005 she graduated from the Visual Arts Programme, West Dean College, Sussex with a Postgraduate Diploma (Distinction).
Blake has travelled the world extensively but now lives and works on Chichester Harbour near the Hampshire/Sussex border. She frequently exhibits in the UK and New Zealand. In recent years Pippa has worked as artist in residence at Chichester Festival Theatre on a couple of productions - culminating in four exhibitions of the work produced - including Pallant House Gallery in Chichester.