Pip Shuckburgh, née Spargo, was born and brought up on the Oxfordshire/Berkshire borders. Her family was, and is, universally artistic. Her parents created, amongst many other things, the iconic television animated series Willo the Wisp.
After art college she embarked on a career in illustration and commercial art, landing her first complete book to illustrate at the age of 21.
Working largely in watercolour and gouache, she illustrated books for Duckworth, Blackie, Mitchell Beazley, Heineman, the Sunday Times and many others.
She turned to oils in the 1990s, giving her first solo exhibition in 2006 in her home town of Bampton, where many of her pictures found new homes. She has since exhibited successfully in the C2 gallery in Milton Keynes, the Said gallery, the North Wall gallery and St Hilda’s college in Oxford, and the Cork Street and Knapp galleries in London.
She is a member of the Oxford Art Society and West Ox Arts and her paintings hang in private collections around the world, as well as BMW in Munich, and, recently, as prints and cards, at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire.