Helen Hunter was born in Pleasanton, Texas in 1920. She attended Texas Woman's University for four years, receiving her B.S. in Costume Design and Art Education in June of 1941. Helen Hunter re-entered the fine arts field in 1957, first studying oils with John Squire Adams for one year, then seven years with Leslie Larsson. Helen won honors such as the top award and purchase prize of the Texas Watercolor Society's Annual Exhibition in 1965. Helen was a member of the Texas Watercolor Society, San Antonio Watercolor Group, San Antonio Art League, Coppini Academy of Fine Art, and the Brush Country Art Club of Pleasanton, Texas. Helen Hunter passed away in 2003. She is most known for her beautiful cactus paintings.