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 Helsen mainly uses acrylic paint, but she uses it like watercolor. The shimmering areas of color are transparently superimposed onto one another and accentuated by whitening lines and white, light-emitting color fields. This creates images of unmistakable lightness and softness.