It was an honor and a privledge to interview Helen Ward, the artist responsible for all of Peyton's artwork on One Tree Hill. There was confusion by some that she has not been with the show since the beginning, but she confirmed in the interview that she has been with the show since the beginning.
Helen is awesome. She really is part of the Peyton character's persona. Hilarie Burton may portray Peyton with her words and mannerisms, but the second part of Peyton, stemming from her art, comes from Helen.
We talked about iconic pieces of artwork from Peyton, the new drawings from the 619 episode and how she also drew all the logos for Red Bedroom Records. It was exciting to do the interview and I did go a bit fan girl but Helen said she loved that I did.
We also joked and talked about how Helen had not only captured the character of Peyton's youth but also Hilarie Burton. We both decided it would be cool to know what Hilarie thought about the drawings of Peyton because they were basically her as well.
Helen and I both decided Hilarie Burton needs to come on the One Tree Hill Podcast to answer that question. LOL
The interview will air April 13. Don't miss it. And on a side note, Helen said this is just the second time she has been interviewed about her artwork for One Tree Hill. Can you believe it?
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