Hi, I’m Helen.

I’m a children’s book illustrator living in Northern Virginia with my husband, son, and Chocolate Labradors.

I grew up in New York City and spent most of my childhood summers traveling overseas with my family. The majority of the summer months were spent in Greece and Wales, which is where my dad and mom are from respectively. Growing up surrounded by ancient ruins and old castles, while immersed in Greek mythology and English lore, provided me with lots of inspiration and fed my imagination.

I studied early childhood education at New York University. After receiving my Masters in Education, I had an 18 year career as an elementary school teacher. My undergrad degree is in English Literature and Fine Arts.

I’m so glad you found me! Please reach out with questions or just to say hello. I’d love to hear from you.

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Helen Deasy
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