HeleneMagissonHelene Magisson started her artistic career as a painting restorer in Paris, where she was also trained in the art of medieval illumination.

She has been living in different countries, including Africa, France and India, and finally settled down in Australia. She ended up understanding that the easiest way to reach people's mind is with her pencils and brushes.

She has illustrated several books including Lily's Balloon, The Whirlpool, Slowly! Slowly! (CBCA Notable Longlist 2018) and Jacaranda Snow with Wombat Books. Helene is an award winning illustrator (first prize CYA conference 2013).