Helen Parsley has worked as a professional artist for 27 years. Helen originally trained in illustration at Manchester University, studying under Tony Ross, and rapidly became established internationally illustrating books across the world such as the BBC’s Last of the Summer Wine. A Yorkshire woman, Helen was born on Shoreham Street beneath the shadow of Sheffield United Football Ground. From early childhood Helen had an ambition to become an artist. At school she longed for “rainy days” when all the children had to stay indoors to keep dry, because on wet days they were allowed to paint! Helen spent every spare minute drawing and painting everything in sight! Helen works mainly in acrylic paints, using vibrant colours to their full potential.