Lady Pippa Blake
Lady Pippa Blake is a founding trustee of the Sir Peter Blake Trust; formed with her full support, the Trust is a legacy to Peter’s immense and unique qualities as a yachtsman, environmentalist, educator and motivator.
Lady Pippa Blake is a founding trustee of the Sir Peter Blake Trust; formed with her full support, the Trust is a legacy to Peter’s immense and unique qualities as a yachtsman, environmentalist, educator and motivator. The Trust’s role is to encourage young people to make a positive difference for the planet, through activities that encourage environmental awareness and action, and leadership development.
Pippa’s career has interwoven sailing, the environment and art. She studied Fine Art at Camberwell School of Art in London gaining a First Class BA Honours degree in Painting, before going on to work for the Arts Council of Great Britain and as an assistant to a Museum Designer based in Chelsea, London. She met Peter in 1978, married in 1979 and embarked on a three month adventure to Sydney to deliver the yacht Condor of Bermuda for the Sydney Hobart race 1979. They then moved on to New Zealand where Pippa worked in the organisation and liaison for Ceramco NZ and many subsequent races and expeditions.
In 1993 Pippa resumed her painting career and has since held several solo exhibitions in the UK and Auckland and exhibited widely in group shows mainly in Sussex, Hampshire and London. Pippa’s talent has attracted attention and praise. She was an inaugural award recipient and participant in The Flux Project, a residential artists' programme with an innovative on-line web portal. She also participated in the National Oceanography Centre of Southampton’s "Ocean’s Project" where artists are matched with marine scientists during an oceanographic voyage.
Thanks to Pippa’s support, The Green Blue was able to learn from the Sir Peter Blake Trust and continues to draw on this programme for best practice and inspiration.