Meet Hellen (and her dad!)
I grew up in Crawley, Sussex as one of 8 siblings. Mum always inspired us to be creative, always getting out the crafts and letting us get messy. Dad fostered our love of the outdoors, packing up the camper van every summer holiday (he was a teacher) and setting off for the whole 6 weeks to explore and travel.
My love of illustration didn't really begin until my late 30's. I'd done a degree, got married and had 4 sons but was desperate to find a creative outlet (that couldn't be ruined by small grubby hands!!) And so I discovered and taught myself how to illustrate digitally, mostly inspired by my love of nature and family life. I absolutely loved it and slowly began selling my work locally. To date I now have nearly 50 stockists in the South West and have had the pleasure of illustrating lots of wedding invitations and personal commissions. I would love to hear from you if you have any illustration requests, or would like to stock my work in your shop.
Thanks for dropping by!