Hi and welcome to my blog! My name is Helen and I’m a British illustrator and artist. I’ve always loved to paint and draw and am inspired by beautiful things: vintage elegance, clean, classic design, fashion, interiors, food, the British countryside, the Italian way of life …. I could go on!

After completing an Art Foundation course in 2001, I turned toward the History of Art, rather than doing a practice based art degree.

I eventually gained a masters degree in History of Art from University College London, but it had felt like something was missing ever since I put down my brushes.

It became clear that an outlet for my creativity was needed. So, in the last few years I’ve worked hard to develop my own style – picking out and emphasising only the essential lines and features of my subjects in beautiful watercolour. Among others, I’ve had the pleasure of working for L’oreal, Sanctuary Spa, TIME Inc, CICO books, British bridal label Lyn Ashworth by Sarah Barrett, Love My Dress (the fabulous blog for all things wedding!), Nexxus haircare and ROUGE Magazine, China.

I hope that this blog will share a little of my journey and inspiration – wherever it may come from!

Many thanks for taking a look, I hope you feel welcome here.

Helen Simms




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