“My Norweigan Mom Carole and I working on my Dad’s Memorial totem pole in Prince Rupert at the Crest Hotel, one of Dad’s favorite hangouts.”

Bill Helin is a Tsimshian/Norweigan/Finlander artist, drumming enthusiast, book writer/illustrator and designer.

Bill has focused on the Traditional Tsimshian art of his Fathers ancestry since 1980 and has created thousands of Love Rings and Wearable Art ever since.

Some of his accomplishments include designing the patch worn by astronauts on the U.S. space shuttle Columbia in 1996, Astronaut patch for Bob Thirsk his 2011 ISS 6 month mission and the carving of the “world’s largest” (192 foot tall) totem pole known as the Spirit of Lekwammen, carved for the Commonwealth Games in Victoria to symbolize unity amongst all Tribes and Nations of the world.

Since 2014 Bill has been working with Strong Nations Publishers in Nanaimo writing and illustrating children’s education books.SNs GR promo pics

Another important area of Bill’s career has been drumming and singing traditional Tsimshian songs, most of which praise our Creator and thank Him for Blessing us with this beautiful earth and all it’s creatures.

Bill and his daughter Candice Helin have launched a new Drum therapy and Fitness business that teaches drum making, designing your Life Crest and applying it to your drums. Using your drums in healing and fitness fun dances for all ages and fitness levels.

He still enjoys creating Love and Wedding Jewelry for people in Love and doing the odd wood carving projects for the home or corporate gifting.

“Creating original works of art has been a wonderful career and hobby, but the greatest passions in my life are spending quality time with my lovely partner Andrea, my family and God.”



Mr.Helin is available for personal voice consultations or text and e-mails are fine too.

Call or text Bill at 1-250-240-1007  billhelin@gmail.com