September 13, 2017

TOUCH – a new take on art exhibitions. OPENS in Balmain on 20th October 2017!

My favourite place to hold an exhibition, so far, must be the Balmain Watch House. Ever since I first visited this amazing historical building I have […]
June 2, 2017
article in kiama independent of hela donelas upcoming exhibition FLOWERS AND WORDS

Kiama Independent article: “Find your zen at Kiama exhibition”

Kiama Independent article: “Find your zen at Kiama exhibition” http://www.kiamaindependent.com.au/story/4700118/find-your-zen-at-kiama-exhibition/ Changed by a near-death encounter, a Jervis Bay artist realised her true calling; to create works […]
May 18, 2017

Tuore haastattelu Kiaman näyttelystä (Fresh interview about my exhibition in Kiama, opening June 8th)

Tässä linkki tuoreeseen haastatteluun SBS Finnish radio kanavalla – joka oli tämän päivän ohjelmassa. Se on pääasiassa tulevasta näyttelystani Kiamassa: KUKKIA JA SANOJA – sekä otteestani […]
May 2, 2017

FLOWERS and WORDS, opens Thu June 8th 5.30PM

FLOWERS AND WORDS exhibition and sale of works recent paintings featuring flowers, inspired by words and poems acrylic and metal wire, eggshells and aluminium on thick […]
February 23, 2017

Truth & I

Inspired by poem by Adam Rehn: The truth & I Are stanger Than fiction; Perhaps we are one & the same MEDIUM AND MATERIALS USED: acrylic […]
February 23, 2017

Poppies (3) – SOLD

My hands: now covered in red. MEDIUM AND MATERIALS USED: acrylic, on gallery stretched, 500gsm, 100% linen SIZE: approx size 106cm x 76cm YEAR: January 2017 […]
February 23, 2017

Kangaroo Paws – SOLD

I watched as he sang his heart out. It took my breath away. I was sold. She sat and listened for a while… & unimpressed flew […]
February 23, 2017
Artist Hela Donela - photo credit Chilli Donela (11yo)

Interviewed for SBS Finnish radio

I said yes. My only concern was: would I come up with the right words in Finnish? Karl Mattas is a Finnish born artist who lives, […]
December 16, 2016
smell of lavender, original painting by hela donela

The smell of lavender

Early summer at my friend’s vineyard. MEDIUM AND MATERIALS USED: acrylic, egg shells, metal wire and stainless steel staples on gallery stretched, 500gsm, 100% linen SIZE: […]