About Me



Helen N. Hill is an artist who from a young age loved to draw colorful characters and, much to the despair of her mother, made lavish cooking experiments. Having grown up in Belgium, there is something about the display of pastries in most bakeries that makes her kiss the tips of her fingers and say, “Oh la la!” She also spent her formative years in England where she was inspired by Quentin Blake and Roald Dahl. Helen went to St. Michael’s College, Vermont and was influenced by Abstract Expressionists such as Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning. After a rewarding career in marketing, she is now dedicated to writing and illustrating picture books and short stories. Helen works in watercolors, acrylics and ink and is also known to experiment with spices and poems.


“So, please, oh please, we beg, we pray, go throw your TV set away, and in its place you can install, a lovely bookcase on the wall.”
Roald Dahl


Contact: summerofhelen (at) gmail (dot) com