Photo by Montse Marmol

About

Helena Perez Garcia is a Spanish illustrator whose work has appeared across magazines, newspapers, packaging and books for children and adults internationally.

Her illustrations are conceptual, whimsical and rich in detail and colour. Helena’s primary medium is gouache and her main sources of inspiration are art, literature, and cinema.

After completing a Fine Arts Degree in Spain, Helena relocated to London in 2012, where she lived and worked for 6 years. During this period and driven by the artistic history and cultural influences of the city and the country, Helena developed her characteristic style. She relocated to Madrid in 2018, where she is currently based.

Some of her clients include Penguin Random House, Tate Publishing, The Financial Times, Reader’s Digest and Il Corriere della Sera, amongst many others.

Selected clients

Penguin Random House
Tate Publishing
BBC Proms
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Brown University
Quarto Publishing Group
Reader's Digest
The Financial Times
Espasa Editorial
Anaya
BuzzFeed
Il Corriere della Sera
Inside Housing Magazine
Santillana
Penley Estate
Familius Publishing

Exhibitions

TEDx Barcelona Women. Barcelona. 2017.

Illustrating life III. Beijing. 2017.

Al Otro Lado. Miscelánea Gallery. Barcelona, 2017.

The Dark Forest Collective Exhibition. Light Grey Lab Gallery, Minnesota. 2017.

UIVO 6 Exhibition. Fórum da Maia. 2017.

The 2016 Cheltenham Illustration Awards Exhibition — Tales of Nonsense. The Wilson, Cheltenham. 2016.

Imaginary Friends Christmas Collective Show. Lisbon, 2016.

Hear Me Roar Exhibition. Sheffield, 2016.

On The Other Side Exhibition. Lisbon. 2016.

The Scribble Project Exhibition. Melbourne, 2014.

Bully Project Exhibition. San Francisco, 2015.

Hear Me Roar Exhibition. London, 2015.

Skyline By Exhibition. Ilustrísima, Museo ABC. Madrid, 2014.

Awards

Shortlisted for the Communication Arts 2018 Illustration Competition

Merit & Honorable Mention Winner of 3x3 International Illustration Award 2017

Shortlisted for the Communication Arts 2017 Illustration Competition

Winner of The 2016 Cheltenham Illustration Award

Shortlisted for The Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize 2017