Louise Tate has scribbled, scrawled and painted ever since she could wield a pencil and brush, developing a passion for painting and drawing very early on as a young child.
Her first degree was in Zoology. After spending some time in South Africa she met her husband John. They spent several years in The Netherlands then returned to the UK where Louise obtained a BA in Illustration for Children's Publishing. During this time she was Highly Commended in the Macmillan Prize for Children's Book Illustration four times in three years.
Since then she has worked for many publishing, greeting card companies and individual clients in the UK, Europe, Singapore and the USA.
Louise and her family now live in Shropshire, UK. She very much admires the work of Brian Wildsmith and Shaun Tan and the humour of Ronald Searle, Quentin Blake and Ian Falconer. When not drawing or painting she can often be found chasing rabbits out of the garden or trying to come up with a recipie for Jerusalem Artichokes that actually tastes nice!