Born in Tilburg, Holland, I am a self-taught artist currently working with oil pastel and gouache on paper and acrylic on canvas.
I have been painting professionally for over 24 years.
I have travelled frequently to Tuscany and Provence where I have found the people, countryside and villages wonderful to paint.
The grandeur, starkness and natural beauty of the South Island and the coastal contrasts of the bush and sea of the North Island are currently my inspiration and source of joy.
Helena lives in Mangawhai.