Helen Lanzrein is an illustrator and maker born in Cambridge, England and lives in Hertfordshire with her partner, Trev and Border Collie, Albie. She has a number of children's books published by Orchard Books, Little Tiger Press, Oxford University Press and most currently, LDA.
Her work centres around her own particular form of mind travel and loves interpreting History's use of the anthropomorphic into her work. Narrative, atmosphere and recurring themes of myth, metaphor and memory play a key role in her visual language and she investigates through analogue processes to interpret her findings in versatile and original ways.
As an educator, she teaches all ages, and enjoys working on collaborative projects such as murals for schools and hopefully in the future, public spaces.
Having worked as a goldsmith in Switzerland for a number of years and studied ceramics, she is keen to translate her work into 3D and is currently working with ancient processes such as lost wax casting, to explore this further.