March 14, 2016

Sneaky peek to my next exhibition “UNEDITED” at Balmain Watch House, opening 1st April 6pm.

These are some of the paintings that will be exhibited in my next solo show at the Balmain Watch House. My exhibition is titled “UNEDITED” and […]
July 8, 2015

A very special feeling

WHEN YOU SEE YOUR PAINTING HANGING IN IT’S NEW HOME: IT IS A VERY SPECIAL FEELING… Often I wonder, if ‘hardcore artists’ with decade long careers […]
March 19, 2015
original painting by hela donela

The Boy Who Dreams Up Dragons

– – – I have two wonderful children, who are very different, but both with incredible imagination. I was watching my 6-year-old son play with paperclips […]
March 19, 2015

The way I paint…

My paintings are born from inspiration and emotion. The two are everywhere and at anyone’s reach, if only we allow ourselves to be affected by them. […]
January 24, 2015

Lessons from my father: We need light

I was walking in the forest with my father. Many of the trees had been planted by my grandfather. My father stopped in front of two […]
December 30, 2014
"Breathe" by Hela Donela exhibition in Balmain

“BREATHE” at Balmain Watch House 27/2 – 1/3

November 6, 2014
Hela Donela paintings

Where does creativity come from?

It is a “fact” that artists have artistic children. Painters breed more painters, musicians, actors…
November 6, 2014
kids craft workshop callala

Polymer clay necklace workshop for 8-10 year old girls at Callala

COMING UP – create your own nature themed necklace workshop at Callala. Polymer clay necklace workshop for 8-10 year old girls at Callala. Saturday 22nd November […]
July 23, 2014

Paint from the abundance of your heart

Never paint because you have to;never paint to a deadline;paint when your heart demands so,only paint from the abundance of your heart (notes to self)