Helen Zarin was born in Shirae, Iran in 1970. She was recognized early as having extraordinary talent and studied under the well-known Persian artist, Saber. She later enrolled in the Art & Culture Society, a national organization for gifted Persian artists. There she was recognized by the Iranian Society as a “God Gifted Talented Artist.” Conditions in her native country eventually compelled Helen to turn elsewhere for creative nourishment. In Helen’s words “Hard work and God given talent are not enough for an artist to progress and blossom; Creative freedom in the right atmosphere is essential.” She journeyed first to Europe, where she displayed her work in Vienna. Helen has lived and worked in in the US since 1993.