Helena Korpela is a Finnish-born, USA educated artist, living in County Kerry, Ireland.
Helena is a recipient of a RHA deVeres award (‘The Bungalows Are Coming’) and has exhibited in the US, Finland and Ireland.
Helena’s work deals with the concepts of shelter, home, and memory.
Simple pencil line and exciting colour sense mark her work.
Helena studied painting, photography, and art history at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston.
A Qualified Contract Interior Designer, she worked for 20 years in Interior Architecture.
In 1996 she moved to Ireland to paint again and to raise her two daughters.
Helena moderates ArtGuildKenmare community arts FBsite. Her current work can be seen @ Purcell Gallery Kenmare.