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: […]
December 11, 2016
resilience, original painting by hela donela


The ash was still giving out heat. The smoke was still in the air. But from the land that never gives up yellow flowers were emerging. […]
December 1, 2016

“CALLALA 16” media release by Benton Sands

“CALLALA 16” works by Hela Donela. exhibition & sale AT BENTON SANDS, CALLALA BEACH 26 DEC 2016 TO 8 JAN 2017 On behalf of the owners […]
November 22, 2016

South Coast Aspects 4/4: SKY

One of the things I love most about South Coast is the sky, the clouds and its moods… and especially the haze that allows US to […]
November 18, 2016
original painting by Hela Donela - South Coast Aspects 3/4: SMOKE

South Coast Aspects 3/4: SMOKE

The wind was pushing the fire front aggressively. We packed a “go-bag” and evacuated to a safer area. Watching the smoke we wondered… “would there be […]
November 13, 2016
callala smoke - 9x5 impressionistic painting by hela donela

Callala Smoke

I had planned to paint of Currarong fires a few weeks prior – but as it happened, we found ourselves surrounded by bushfires – right here […]
November 11, 2016
south coast aspects. water, original painting by hela donela

South Coast Aspects 2/4: WATER

This large body of water waiting for my naked toes – such naivety! MEDIUM AND MATERIALS USED: acrylic and metal staples on 100% gallery linen SIZE: […]
November 3, 2016
wail of the magpie - broken dreams, painting by hela donela

Wail of the Magpie 4 – Broken Dreams

“I had no dreams. It remains my one wisdom.” (from “Age 10” poem by Mark Reid) MEDIUM AND MATERIALS USED: Egg shells, straw and acrylic on […]
November 3, 2016

Inspiration behind Wail of the Magpie 4 – Broken Dreams

“They asked us what we wanted to be & some kids knew the drill: policeman, fireman, even a journalist (though the kid said reporter) & of […]