Helen Perrett

Helen Perrett likes her work to evoke stories and histories; is intrigued by the world of tales and myths; and the richness of language and symbolism.

“I have always been drawn to children's book illustration,  particularly the work of Kay Neilson and Arthur Rackham.  I am also a huge fan of Edward Gorey, Mervyn Peake, Heath Robinson and Shaun Tan."

Other themes explored include pests introduced to NZ and aspects of immigration.