Here is Helen Craig in her studio with a prunus subhirtella autumnalis blooming mid-winter just outside her window. Wonderful to work up among the branches of a tree along with the birds.
Helen has illustrated many books besides Katherine Holabird's Angelina Ballerina stories. She's currently working on a posthumous picture book story by Philippa Pearce for Walker Books, Amy's Three Best Things which is coming out next year.
She signed this box set of This is the Bear that she did with Sarah Hayes - perfect for my two very young grandsons, as the stories all have the nursery rhythm of This is the House that Jack Built and Helen's gentle, humorous pictures are just right for that age.