Helena Kästel is based in Göteborg, a coastal city in Sweden. Her approach to art is explorative and her expression mainly abstract, inviting the beholder to interpret freely. The words that she uses to describe her art are rhythmic, natural, and colourful.
Her paintings are created in an intuitive flow inspired by the precious moments in life and her inner imaginary world. Much of her inspiration also comes from her travels around the world as an international development consultant. Through encounters with people and cultures in Africa, Asia, and Russia, she has been struck and inspired by the endless beauty, variety, and combination of colours and patterns.
As a child, she was fascinated by drawing, and loved to sit for hours, especially in her grandmother's kitchen, which exuded ease, care, and love. As for many, the freedom to paint disappeared in her teens, and was replaced by a sense of insecurity. It was only many years later that she unexpectedly reopened the door to creation. What she believed to be a blockage was easily unlocked. Now she keeps the door wide open! With her art she wishes to spread the light and enrich people’s lives.