Greet Helsen was born in 1962 in Hoogstraten, Belgium. Following her graduation in 1984 from her art studies with B.Assenza she continued her independent educational and artistic works. Afterwards. Helsen founded her own painting school at the NHV in Dortmund, which she managed for twelve years.
In her works she uses mainly acrylic paint, but uses it like watercolor paint. The shimmering colored areas are superimposed and transparent and are accentuated by ink lines and white light reflecting fields of color. This process produces artworks with unmistakable lightness and softness.