Helen Cann

Helen Cann is an illustrator and artist from Brighton in the UK. Although she is an established illustrator with over 10 years experience, her fine art work is distinct from her illustration.

She specialises in making maps but also draws and paints. Her work has been exhibited around the world and has been commissioned for use in TV and film, most recently by Ridley Scott Associates (for Turkish Airlines), by HBO/BBC (for ‘His Dark Materials’), by Lionsgate (for ‘The Spy who Dumped me’) and the BBC (for ‘Mapp and Lucia’ and ‘Howard’s End’).

Helen is the author of ‘Hand Drawn Maps’ (Thames and Hudson 2017) and her work also appears in ‘Archipelago: An Atlas of Imagined Islands’ curated by Dr Huw Lewis-Jones. Her map of Eastbourne is in the collection of Towner Gallery and she regularly gives workshops in hand drawn mapping techniques at galleries and museums.


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