hela donela south coast nsw based artist

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Paintings by South Coast artist Hela Donela – at Mountain Ridge Wines Restaurant / Cellar Door

MORE PAINTINGS AT THE LOOKOUT GALLERY

Happy International Wildflower Day
MEDIUM: acrylic on board, framed
SIZE: approx size 60cm x 90cm excluding frame
YEAR: December 2017
PRICE: $2,350

There is no joyous freedom quite like the wildflowers scattered on green grass. (HD)

Busting?
MEDIUM: acrylic on gallery stretched pure linen
SIZE: Diptych, approx size 2 x (60cm x 60cm)
YEAR: SEPTEMBER 2017
PRICE: POA

When you need to go. You need to go. (HD)

Cullunghutti Sunset (2)
MEDIUM: acrylic on thick board, framed
SIZE: approx size 60cm x 90cm excluding frame
YEAR: December 2017
PRICE: SOLD

“Nobody of any real culture, for instance, ever talks nowadays about the beauty of a sunset. Sunsets are quite old-fashioned.” words by my favourite writer: Oscar Wilde. Taken out of context, most certainly, and on purpose.
A sunset is both a goodbye and a birth. (HD)

Poppies (3)
MEDIUM: acrylic on gallery stretched pure linen, framed
SIZE: 76cm x 106cm excluding frame
YEAR: January 2017
PRICE: SOLD

My hands.
Now covered in red. (HD)

Kangaroo Paws
MEDIUM: acrylic and aluminium on gallery stretched pure linen, framed
SIZE: 76cm x 106cm excluding frame
YEAR: January 2017
PRICE: 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 off!
Was the sweet nectar his consolation? (HD)

Mimosa
MEDIUM: acrylic, stainless steel staples and wire on pure gallery stretched linen, framed
SIZE: 76cm x 106cm excluding frame
YEAR: April 2018
PRICE: $2,600

Sweet smell of honey.
Delightful sound of bees.
Uplifting yellow hues.
& urgent need for Zyrtec.(HD)

Coral Tree Flowers
MEDIUM: acrylic on pure gallery stretched linen
SIZE: 121cm x 153cm excluding frame
YEAR: September 2017
PRICE: $4,650

I simply adore these scarlet-red flamed trees that adorn the roadsides in spring time throughout the Shoalhaven. (HD)

Pink Gum Tree Flowers
MEDIUM: acrylic on pure gallery stretched linen
SIZE: 121cm x 153cm excluding frame
YEAR: September 2017
PRICE: $4,650

Each time they cut one of these magical trees down – just because it sheds too many leaves on their perfectly tiled yard – my heart weeps a little and the neighbouring trees flowers turn pink. (HD)

Paintings by South Coast artist Hela Donela – at Mountain Ridge Wines Lookout Gallery

Cherry Tree
MEDIUM: acrylic, metal wire and mixed medium on recycled canvas on board, framed
SIZE: 60cm x 90cm, excluding frame
YEAR: 2014
PRICE: $1,950

Even the longest winter will eventually end.
And the cherry tree blossoms again. (HD)

Pink
MEDIUM: acrylic and metal wire and staples on canvas on board, framed
SIZE: approx 90cm x 60cm, excluding frame
YEAR: June 2015
PRICE: $1,950

I felt pink. I had to paint sunflowers. (HD)

Wild About Flowers

MEDIUM: acrylic, metal wire and staples on gallery stretched, 500gsm linen
SIZE: approx size 122cm x 92cm
YEAR: 2017
PRICE: $3,000

I worry not of what may be
As the moment I can change is now.
And right now I go wild about flowers;
About spring and all it’s flowers!
(words found in my diary – possibly my words? HD)

Silence

MEDIUM: acrylic on gallery stretched, 500gsm linen
SIZE: approx size 122cm x 92cm
YEAR: 2017
PRICE: $2,800

Abandon empty noise and allow silence to whisper in your ear:
“Feel!
Feel the pain,
The joy,
The growth,
And the sadness.
Embrace the ones you love.
Today.
Now.”
(HD)

Early Morning Mist at Terrara
MEDIUM: acrylic on board, framed
SIZE: 9 x 5 inc, excluding frame
YEAR: November 2017
PRICE: $450

As the sun rose
After a cool night
The world was covered in magical mist
As if there had been a mistake
And a sprinkle of snow would have landed in Terrara.
(HD)

Cullunghutti Sunset
MEDIUM: acrylic on board, framed
SIZE: 9 x 5 inc, excluding frame
YEAR: December 2017
PRICE: $450

“Nobody of any real culture, for instance, ever talks nowadays about the beauty of a sunset. Sunsets are quite old-fashioned.” words by my favourite writer: Oscar Wilde. Taken out of context, most certainly, and on purpose.
A sunset is both a goodbye and a birth. (HD)

Release Your Hero
MEDIUM: acrylic and aluminium on canvas on board, framed
SIZE: approx size 95cm x 95cm including frame
YEARL 2016
PRICE: $2,950

What WOULD you do, if you had the guts to say **** *** [insert-your-choice-of-word/s] to all criticism?
(HD)

Lingonberries on a Bed of Lichen

MEDIUM: acrylic, metal wire and stainless steel staples on canvas on board, framed
SIZE: approx size 90cm x 60cm, excluding frame
YEAR: 2016
PRICE: $1,800

In the soft bed of lichen bittersweet rubies wait for the knowing: you, me, the deer and fairies of the forest.

Garden For Dreaming
MEDIUM: acrylic on cotton on board, framed
SIZE: approx 95cm x 95cm including frame
YEAR: 2106
PRICE: $2,800

Every girl needs a garden for her books, diary and dreams.

Inspired by historical Meroogal House in Nowra.
(HD)

Harbour
MEDIUM: acrylic and mixed medium on linen with board support
SIZE: approx size 90cm x 60cm
YEAR: 2013
PRICE: $1,950

Looking into the harbour.
(HD)

Jervis Bay Landscape
MEDIUM: acrylic on recycled canvas on board
SIZE: approx size 90cm x 60cm
YEAR: January 2014
PRICE: $2,200

I feel blessed to be able to call this HOME.
(HD)

I am at Home
MEDIUM: acrylic, metal wire and staples on cotton on board, framed
SIZE: approx size 90cm x 60cm, excludign frame
YEAR: January 2014
PRICE: $2,800

On the shores of Jervis Bay, I feel at home, I feel at peace.
(HD)

Forbidden Field
MEDIUM: acrylic and metal wire on canvas with board back, framed
SIZE: Approx 95 x 95 cm inc frame
YEAR: March 2016
PRICE: $2,800

Confused
MEDIUM: acrylic on recycled canvas on board, framed
SIZE: approx size 90cm x 60cm, excluding frame
YEAR: 2014
PRICE: $2,050

I wonder where is the point when there is no turning back and the storm is inevitable.
(HD)

Pesotsky’s Garden
MEDIUM: acrylic and metal wire and staples on recycled canvas on board
SIZE: approx size 90cm x 122cm, framed
YEAR: May 2015
PRiCE: $2,900

Where is your place of refuge?

Inspired by Anton Chekhov’s novel: “The Black Monk”, where a young academic seeks recovery at Pesotsky’s glorious gardens.
(HD)

Pearls Make the Bird: Showy, Elegance, Pride
names left to right – TRILOGY
MEDIUM: Acrylic and metal wire on repurposed canvas on board, framed
SIZE: approx 64 x 95 cm inc frame, each
YEAR: January 2016
PRICE: $1,650 each OR $4,200 for all three

The pearls did it!
I felt better,
somewhat more beautiful. (HD)