Charito Vataga Helgason is a female artist born in Vientiane, Laos to parents of Vietnamese and Filipino decent. She has lived in Hong Kong for over 30 years and has worked as a musician around Asia. She now lives in Ontario, Canada and travels back and forth to Asia.

Her nickname is Kim and she started drawing in pastels as a youngster and then advanced to painting in oil in 2004.

Recently, figures have played an important role in her work as she searches for fresh ways to demonstrate her innate skills.