Helena Pravda was born in Brno in the Czech Republic. After moving to Kitchener, Ontario she began studying psychology at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Fine Arts. She went on to attend the University of Waterloo to further her studies in art and graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts, specializing in studio, drawing and painting. She has participated in numerous exhibitions and Art Fairs, both juried and solo, where she has received numerous awards and recognitions. A number of her works are in private collections, including the Government of Ontario Art Collection, the Consulate General of the Czech Republic, and Cambridge City Hall.