www.helenlanzrein.com (Member of AOI and SCBWI)

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Hello! I am an illustrator and maker born in Cambridge, England and live in Hertfordshire with my partner, Trev and Border Collie, Albie.

I have a number of children's books published by Orchard Books, Little Tiger Press, Oxford University Press and, most currently, LDA.

My work centres around my own particular form of mind travel and I love interpreting History's use of the anthropomorphic into my work. Narrative, atmosphere and recurring themes of myth, metaphor and memory play a key role in my visual language too and I investigate these through analogue processes to interpret my findings in versatile and original ways.

As an educator, I teach all ages, and enjoy working on collaborative projects such as murals for schools and hopefully in the future, public spaces. I also act as a mentor to PGCE students at Cambridge University. 

Having worked as a goldsmith in Switzerland for a number of years and also studied ceramics, I am  keen to translate my work into 3D and am currently working with ancient processes such as lost wax casting, to explore this further.