Helena was born in Calgary, Alberta, in the ’60s to wonderful, artistic Dutch parents. Helena grew up in a home where art and creativity were essential elements of her personhood. Her father was a skilled potter, and her mother a woodcarver. Today, Helena lives in Huntsville, Ontario, with her husband, Cameron. They decided to move to Muskoka and have called this place home for the past 25 years. Helena and Cameron were drawn to the beautiful landscapes, especially thrilled to be close to local, provincial parks. What they stayed for was the sense of community and connection they both found.
In 2020, when many were looking to the arts for inspiration and solace from the unprecedented times, Helena began to reignite her passion for fine arts. She began posting to her social media to share with friends nearby and family in Holland. With immense support online and in her community, Helena took her art full time in 2021 and has never looked back.
Venue: The Great Vine