A resident of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Helen Dardik is a versatile artist, dividing her creative energies between illustration, crafting, and oil painting. Everything Helen sees inspires her, especially her children’s drawings, which come from “the ultimate source––infinite imagination.” When she isn’t working on digital illustrations, Helen makes plush toys, paints, and spends time with her girls and husband.
Helen Dardik was born by the Black Sea in Odessa, Russia and now works out of Canada. After living in Siberia, studying art & design in Israel, and finally settling in Canada in 1993, she began working as a graphic designer and illustrator. Helen mainly works in digital media, but once in a while watercolor, gouache, oil paint, and embroidery find their way into her repertoire. Her inspiration comes from her 3 little girls, vintage illustration, and her own childhood.