Grace Helmer

Working from a railway arch in South London Grace Helmer creates hand painted, boldly coloured, brushstroke-y illustrations from thin layers of oil paint, embracing the mistakes that often turn out better than the plan. Her work is inspired by travel, life events, natural forms and the buzz of cities. Learning to work more spontaneously outside of the studio and she pushed herself away from perfection in favour of bold mark making to create playful illustrations that evoke a strong sense of place and atmosphere.

Grace’s previous clients include Apple, The New Yorker, Penguin Random House and The Washington Post.

 

Grace Helmer illustration. Ways of Travelling
Grace Helmer illustration. Ways of Travelling
Grace Helmer illustration. Ways of Travelling
Grace Helmer illustration. Ways of Travelling
Grace Helmer illustration.
Grace Helmer illustration. Magma print, Tokyo street scene
Grace Helmer illustration. Taiwan
Grace Helmer illustration.
Grace Helmer illustration, Lizzo at Glastonbury
Grace Helmer illustration.
Grace Helmer illustration.
Grace Helmer illustration.
Grace Helmer illustration, Poppy at the Tate
Grace Helmer illustration, dog
Grace Helmer illustration, dog
Grace Helmer illustration, dog
Grace Helmer illustration. Iceland
Grace Helmer illustration. Iceland
Grace Helmer illustration. Ways of Travelling
Grace Helmer illustration. Ways of Travelling
Grace Helmer illustration. Ways of Travelling
Grace Helmer illustration. NYTimes
Grace Helmer illustration. Food and drink
Grace Helmer illustration. Food and drink
Grace Helmer illustration. portrait for Pellicle magazine
Grace Helmer illustration. Jim in Naoshima
Grace Helmer illustration. Airbnb Mag portrait
Grace Helmer GIF Small Hours comic
Grace Helmer GIF Small Hours comic
Grace Helmer GIF Small Hours comic
Grace Helmer illustration, Another Escape
Grace Helmer illustration, Taiwan
Grace Helmer illustration, Japan
Grace Helmer illustration, Japan
Grace Helmer illustration, Whale
Grace Helmer illustration, Whale
Grace Helmer illustration, by the sea
Grace Helmer illustration, by the sea
Grace Helmer illustration, by the sea
Grace Helmer illustration, yoga
Grace Helmer illustration, yoga
Grace Helmer illustration, yoga
Grace Helmer illustration, shirin yoku
Grace Helmer illustration, shirin yoku
Grace Helmer, illustration of Patrice Evra. He looks at train daparture board
Grace Helmer Patrice Evra illustration. He looks at his watch on empty road.
Grace Helmer illustration. Plantfulness

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