Helen Flora Victoria Scales was a notable New Zealand artist. She was born in Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand in 1887.Helen Flora Victoria Scales was born in Lower Hutt on 24 May 1887. She was the daughter of Gertrude Maynard Snow and her husband, George Herbert Scales, an insurance agent and the founder of the exporters and auctioneers G. H. Scales and Company. Flora attended school in Lower Hutt, then a private school in Thorndon. She showed an obvious talent for drawing, and at the age of 16 was sent to Christchurch to board at Mrs Croasdaile Bowen’s school and attend the Canterbury College School of Art part time for two years.