Dale Zarrella’s father died when Dale was very young, so it was a fatherly figure and mentor who introduced Dale to wooden stock cars. From that first wooden car, Dale’s connection with and creative passion for wood sculptures, and then bronze sculptures, and, finally, brilliant paintings have evolved into sacred, majestic, love infused, and heart felt pieces of art that are adorned, respected, and displayed around the globe.
Dale’s work has been commissioned by local and state museums, architects, prominent business owners, hotels, native leaders, architects, private collectors, and The Vatican. Each piece of work carries a story and connection to someone who has made a difference and each piece emotes the deepest feelings of Dale’s connection to the story and person behind the piece. Some of Dale’s work can take a few weeks to complete, while other work can take a few years. The attention to detail is incredible.
What makes Dale even more special, is that he is one of of the most humble people you could meet. He is often found outside his Maui home, by the seaside, where you can watch him working on his latest passion and creation, and you can often talk with him during breaks. Hundreds of people see him creating every day as they walk by, and he treats each visitor as a blessing to his life. This is also how he views his work, as a blessing to him, so he sharing his blessings with people near and far.
In Dale’s brochure, he is described as a master visionary, artist, and craftsman. We totally agree with these words, but he is so much more. He is on a mission of spreading joy, hope, and love across this earth, and he is doing this through his creations, his conversations, and his actions.
Dale, his art work, and his essence are gift to everyone who meets him, or sees his art, or reads his words. We are so humble and blessed to be able to share some of his story. Mahalo, Dale, Mahalo!