Helen Stratton (active 1891-1925). The artist Helen Stratton was a painter and portraitist, but it is as an illustrator that her work is most interesting. She worked in London (Kensington and Chelsea), and produced large numbers of illustrations for children's fairy tales. Her work is uneven - at its worst it is careless and some of her pictures are undoubted mediocrities. However, at her best, Stratton's illustrations should be ranked most highly.