Val's Desk

Update from HelMel - STAY STRONG, SPREAD LOVE

I trust everyone is home safe and making the best of the moment of time we are in. I'd like everyone to know that the crew here at HelMel stand beside you. I believe we can all agree that having dreams and striving for them make the world a better place. There are rare moments like these, in which dreams might feel further away and harder to achieve, though it is that precise moment when dreams ma…

It's here! - I'm Your Huckleberry: A memoir

Dear reader. I have a crush on you. Yes, really... and now, more than ever want to escape with you. It’s dangerous, though based on what's happening throughout the world, it would seem everything is. They say when one of your five senses is compromised, you can feel the others become heightened. My speech was compromised, a few years back, but I now see and feel things I had never seen or fel…

For the home-y

I want to start by saying thank you to everyone that has bought a piece of art or gift, even if it was to treat yourself. So many have asked for new types of works and I've been searching for the right fit for translating my art to something different. Quality is essential, as is price point.And I'm so happy to finally reveal a new collection of home goods.Keep your favorite work of art next to yo…

Visions From the Bunker by Nick Corney

It’s long been my dream to provide a sanctum for fellow artists. When I saw Nick’s work I asked where his work has been exhibited and when I learned it hadn’t, I invited him to showcase it. I’m so happy he said ’yes!’  Currently on exhibit at my HelMel Studios is an exploration of form through the use of exaggerated line and primary color. ‘Visions From the Bunker’ by artist Nick Co…

ODYSSEY / Recent Works by HRNJAK

Boy how time flies when you’re having fun. I can barely contain myself with the tremendous response to HelMel Studios. And the upcoming works from Bosko Hrnjak. His ability to work so adeptly in so many different mediums is simply inspired. Through our talks he lifted the veil on a series of abstract works that knocked me off my feet and while talking about bringing these works to light he agreed…

SPRING CLEANING: Last of the Pop Icon Paintings

Well, HelMel Studios is shaping up to host some exciting events, shows and exhibits this summer. And all of the new projects have inspired an all-new series of art. And with all the new art on the way, it's encouraged me to clean up my archives.The timing seems to be fitting. It is still spring... so I'm not too late with the cleaning, though there's an even better reason to let these works of art…