Hela Norman (1927-2010)

Hela's 80th Birthday

On November 11, 2010 our dear friend Hela Norman passed away at age 83 at her home in Half Moon Bay, CA. Hela was the wife of social surrealist painter Irving Norman, who died in 1989. Hela continued to promote Irving’s legacy in the form of numerous museum exhibitions and book of his work. Visit Irving’s website for more on his amazing art.

An obituary for Hela was published on Coastside Chapel website. She will be greatly missed.

Here are some photos I shot of Hela celebrating her 80th birthday in 2007 and in her garden in 2003.

photo by Scott Beale