Alice S. Helwig


A. S. HELWIG was born in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. From an early age she drew and painted. In fact, she has painted in acrylics since she was 14 years old in the coulee hills close to her family home.

Helwig took a two-year commercial art program at the Medicine Hat College and then a Bachelor of Education Degree (with Distinction) from the University of Lethbridge. Looking for adventure she moved to Fox Lake, a small remote Indian village in Northern Alberta. There she taught English and art while maintaining a studio in her home. Presently residing in Calgary, Helwig remains an art educator, and a studio artist. She hosted four seasons of “Canvas”, a painting show for Shaw Cable TV in Calgary.


Helwig attended the Banff Centre of Arts in a self-directed residency in 2008 and 2005. Her award winning work in included in many private and corporate collections.