Island of Big Island

Internationally known bronze sculptor Chris Barela embraces his passion for nature and background as a professional surfer to create stunning works of art including his exquisite patinas, large works in bronze, monuments, and marine life sculptures. Chris quickly gained worldwide recognition after his first line of bronze sculptures, an amazingly life-like collection of big game fish, which led to various commissions in several states. Owned and operated by Chris and his wife Phoebe, the Barela Gallery in The Shops at Mauna Lani showcases Chris’s work along with the finest local artists from around the state in a chic, modern and artistic environment while still maintaining the aloha spirit.


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