Helena Donzelli began her career in the high tech industry in Silicon Valley. Her experience ranges from recruiting to marketing and positioning, to her last position as a due diligence specialist for high tech investment firms. During her time off she persued her passion for visuak artsand made plans to leave high tech and create for a living. iIt was then that she moved to Sonoma County to bring this dream to fruition.
Putting her background in Interior Design to work, Helena purchased a furniture store in Healdsburg, Ca. it was there that she studied both furniture chalk painting techniques as well as how to teach those techniques to the community with Annie Sloan, the founder of the original Chalk Paint.
After closing the store she continued teaching furniture painting for local retail establishments, in her own studio & for Art Escape in Sonoma, Ca.
Helena’s current creative venture was born as a result of losing her own home in the Northern California wildfires. She had decided to to create art out of her own recovered objects and posted her ideas on facebook. Within 24 hours after the post, she had received 15 messages from other fire survivors asking to create art out of their objects.This was the beginning of her current business “Resurrected” in Sonoma, where she creates art for both fire survivors as well as for retail purchase.
Helena has also been commissioned to create a dedicated art installation at a new restaurant in Kenwood as a tribute to the community. Since the fires she has been featured in: The Press Democrat, Sonoma Magazine, The Sonoma Index Tribune, Sonoma Magazine & Rolling Stone Magazine.