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. She has been lucky enough to study both Zoology and Illustration at degree level, live in the most amazing places (South Africa, The Netherlands, Singapore and USA) and work with some wonderful publishers, greetings card companies and individual clients. She's also been fortunate enough to have been highly commended in the Macmillan Prize for Children's Illustration four times in three years and to have work selected for the Illustrators Showcase exhibition in London in 2013. Louise and her family now live in Shropshire, UK and she has no intention of moving again for a while! When not drawing or painting she can often be found chasing rabbits out of the garden or trying to come up with a recipe for Jerusalem Artichokes that actually tastes nice! Louise has an impressive portfolio of stockists developing in the UK and beyond.