Chris Barela

Colorful, playful, happy sea turtles spring to live in the sculptures of Chris Barela. Chris Barela’s love of the sea and it’s vast array of creatures is reflected in each of his limited edition bronze sculptures. Chris spent his childhood around the ocean and as young man he traveled the world competing as a professional surfer. After retiring from the profession Chris settled down in Hawaii where he could pursue his artistic endeavors – becoming an art photographer and a professional sculptor. Chris Barela’s sculpture portfolio includes a collection of game fish, octopus and most famous, turtles! Chris Barela’s sea turtles reflect the peaceful nature of this docile and charming creature and bring joy to the faces of everyone who happens across them. Chris Barela’s home studio is located in Hawaii, but each of the artist’s finished pieces is cast in bronze in the “Frogman” foundry in Ventura, California. Which sea turtle sculpture speaks to you the most?