I come from a charming mining town nestled in the heart of Romania, situated in the enchanting region of Transylvania. The rugged landscapes and diverse cultural tapestry of the area have played a pivotal role in shaping my early artistic sensibilities.

Transylvania, with its rich cultural heritage, is a melting pot of Romanian, Hungarian, Saxon, and Roma traditions, resulting in a unique fusion of folklore, architecture, and cuisine. The region is renowned for its medieval castles, fortified churches, and picturesque views.

They all bear witness to the enduring legacy of the diverse communities that have contributed to Transylvania’s cultural identity over the years. From the Dracula myth to vibrant festivals, Transylvania stands as a testament to the dynamic interplay of cultures that has defined its captivating heritage.

Autumn landscape from Transylvania, Romania

The Story Continues In Sydney

In 1990, I embarked on a transformative journey, establishing a new home in the vibrant city of Sydney, Australia.

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new start

Fuelled by my passion for the arts, I pursued a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree at the esteemed National Art School in Sydney, specializing in painting. This educational journey allowed me to seamlessly blend my Romanian heritage with the diverse artistic influences of Australia, resulting in a distinctive and captivating body of work.

Initially, my work was heavily influenced by the Eastern European style of painting, characterized by its dark, moody aesthetic and often depicting somber scenes and introspective subjects. The use of rich, earthy tones and dramatic chiaroscuro created an atmosphere of melancholy and reflection, mirroring the region’s complex history and cultural identity.

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How is going

My artwork is all about capturing the beauty in everyday life. I love exploring the interplay between the tangible and intangible, the visible and invisible. I’m inspired by nature and the human condition, and my work aims to blur the boundaries between the organic and the abstract.

Through my paintings, I hope to convey a sense of curiosity and ethereal beauty. Colors, patterns, and textures all play a role in creating an emotional experience for the viewer. Every brushstroke is a whisper from my inner world, inviting you to join me on a journey of interpretation.

next exhibition

Beyond Form

12th to 28th July 2024

Past exhibitions

Summer show 23

Red Hill Gallery, Brisbane

December 2023 – January 2024

Summer show 23

Milk Factory Gallery, Bowral

June 15th to 18th

Art Lovers Australia Art Prize 2022

ALA Gallery, Melbourne

July 2022


Traffic Jam Gallery

May 2022

Menhirs 2018

Gig Gallery, Glebe

September 2018

Patterns of habitation

Mary Place gallery, Paddington

March 2009

Contact me

Contact me using the details below.
My work is available at Traffic Jam Galleries Sydney and Red Hill Gallery, Brisbane.

Copyright Delia Vilhelm 2024