After university, Helen worked as a printmaking technician, and print and drawing tutor. She then joined the army as a cartographic assistant and illustrator, learning desktop publishing in 'the deep end' of a busy graphics office. Helen designed and taught a community college Life Drawing course, and recently taught drawing and painting to a community group. She is the author of The Everything Guide to Drawing (Adams Media).
Helen has a B.A. in printmaking, with a final folio of hand-printed stone Lithographs. She has also studied photography and art history.