Louise Croff Blake is a non-binary painter, illustrator, and designer. They moved to the Northwest in 2009 to attend the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA. Through the painting program, they began to find their way around Seattle's art scene, while forging interdisciplinary connections through the liberal arts structure. Blake received their Bachelor's in Painting in 2013 with department honors. They also accepted a studio residency in Leipzig, Germany for the following summer. This formative residency honed their studio practice, and gave context for contemporary art outside the northwest.
Their predominant media are oil on canvas, watercolor, and pen and ink, while also embarking on a career in apparel design. They work from a shared studio space on Capitol Hill, and have built their community through Lion's Main Art Collective, a coalition of queer artists, and through TUF, a collective of women / non-binary artists working in electronic media.