About

Helen Cann is an illustrator and artist from Brighton in the UK. Although she is an established book illustrator with over 10 years experience, her fine art work, distinct from her illustration, is increasingly being shown in galleries.
She specialises in making maps but also draws and paints.

Exhibitions
2017 ‘Perspective 2012 – 2017’, ONCA Gallery, Brighton
2015 ‘Digiskull’, The Booth Museum, Brighton
2015 ‘The Whale Road’, ONCA gallery, Brighton
2015 ‘Correspondence’, Prestamex House, Brighton
2014 ‘100 – a Making of Trees’, ONCA Gallery, Brighton
2013 ‘Down to the Bone’, ONCA gallery, Brighton
2013 ‘Making Tracks’, ONCA gallery, Brighton
2011 ‘HOUSE open’, The Regency Town House, Brighton
2010 ‘HOUSE open’, The Regency Town House, Brighton
2008 School of Art Museum, Aberystwyth, Wales
2006 ‘Stories from the Silk Road’ (illustrations), Chicago Institute of Art, Chicago
2002-2004 ‘Imagine’ (touring exhibition – illustrations), Blakesley Hall, Birmingham, Holburne Museum, Bath, Guildhall Gallery, Guildford, Manchester Art Gallery

Residencies
2014 Pangaea Explorations/ONCA Gallery. A residency working as crew with environmentalists and oceanographers sailing across the North Atlantic documenting whale sightings. The resulting exhibition was ‘The Whale Road’ in 2015.

Talks
2017 ‘Hand Drawn Maps and Mapping Stories’ The Catalyst Club (August)
2015 ‘Using Sketchbooks’ Loughborough University
2015 ‘Inspiration’ Brighton and Hove Chamber of Commerce

Publications
2017 ‘Hand Drawn Maps – A Guide for Creatives’ (Thames and Hudson)