Maarten Schaddelee, sculpture


What's Maarten Working on Now?

Maarten Schaddelee, Sculptor


Eagle's Perch Chair

Inspiration for Eagle's Perch Chair

The inspiration for “Eagle’s Perch” comes from the many eagles that perch in the trees above and at eye level outside my studio waiting patiently to see something that catches their interest out on the water.  Then with a mighty swoosh they are off.  Just as with this hall chair we sit, maybe put on our shoes, tie our laces and off we go into the world.
Little do the eagles know they are my inspirational catch and the music of their calls create perfect muses.

The entire chair is made from Vancouver Island woods which no doubt would have had an eagle or two land on their mighty limbs.

The three different woods are Douglas fir, Maple and Red cedar.

Maarten Schaddelee, Sculptor

Seeing is believing Touching is Transforming. Join us at the Gallery


Maarten

Something for Everyone

Since returning from the "Middle Kingdom," Maarten has finished a group of new pieces for the gallery.
Here are images of these latest works, but as always....
You have to see and touch these pieces of art to appreciate their true beauty.

New Carving New Sculpture New Carving New Sculpture

Seeing is believing Touching is Transforming. Join us at the Gallery


Cedar Heron Beginning

Yellow Cedar Heron Beginning

Yellow Cedar Heron

“Maarten is working on an exciting commission a
4 ½ foot Vancouver Island Yellow Cedar Heron”

Maarten sanding yellow cedar heron Maarten sanding yellow cedar heron Maarten sanding yellow cedar heron
New pictures of Maarten with the heron
Below are Heron pictures of the finished carvings installed in their new home.

Yellow Cedar Heron Yellow Cedar Heron Yellow Cedar Heron Yellow Cedar Heron

Hope to see you soon, Nadina and Maarten


The Spring Art Show is just weeks away, Maarten has been working on more new pieces ready for you to enjoy. Come to the gallery and see these touchable pieces of art for yourself.

Unbelievably beautiful art.

New Art in the Gallery New Art Raven, New Art in the Gallery Small Eagle, New Art in the Gallery

Come to the Gallery to see these new pieces. 

We are open by appointment.
Directions to the Maarnada gallery
.

The Spring Art Show is coming soon, Maarten has been getting the gallery ready with a new display section for his sculptures and carvings. Come to the gallery and see these touchable pieces of art for yourself.

Unbelievably beautiful art.

   New Art in the Gallery New Art in the Gallery New Art in the Gallery The Shelves

Come to the Gallery to see these new pieces. 

We are open by appointment.
Directions to the Maarnada gallery
.

Maarten  is back in the stone studio

Maarten is back in the stone studio.

Creating a Tale of Relationships from
Canadian Pink Marble.

We will be having a Spring Show and look forward to sharing some beautiful sculptures with you and your friends.

Until then we are open by appointment.


Maarten is always working on new pieces, below are only some of the most recent art he has in the gallery. The ocean is Maarten's inspiration and his enthusiasm bursts through his work, which depicts the beauty of natural themes.

   New Art in the Gallery New Art in the Gallery New Art in the Gallery New Art in the Gallery New Art in the Gallery, Marble

Come to the Gallery to see these new pieces. 

We are open by appointment.
Directions to the Maarnada gallery
.

Maarten has been very busy lately, having completed his large Windhover piece. Maarten has set himself to making a number of smaller works of all types. Maarten has created nine new sculptures for you to see and touch that are in the gallery now. As with all his touchstones and carvings you truly need to see them to appreciate their beauty.

   New Art in the Gallery New Art in the Gallery New Art in the Gallery New Art in the Gallery New Art in the Gallery New Art in the Gallery New Art in the Gallery New Art in the Gallery New Art in the Gallery

Come to the Gallery to view these new pieces. 

We are open by appointment and have some beautiful
sculptures to share.
Directions to the Maarnada gallery
.

Maarten has completed a magnificent Golden Eagle, "Windhover".
This piece was commissioned and here are the pictures of the process.

WindhoverWindhoverWindhoverWindhoverWindhoverWindhoverWindhoverWindhoverWindhoverWindhover

He is a happy man! 

We are open by appointment and have some beautiful
sculptures to share.
Directions to the Maarnada gallery
.

Maarten is back and fully engaged in a large B.C. Gold Marble commission!

He is a happy man! 

He is a happy man! He is a happy man! He is a happy man!

We are open by appointment and have some beautiful sculptures to share.
Directions to the Maarnada gallery
.


Maarten has been working on a great number of different pieces let's look at this one.
Mother's Day Alabaster Lily
Every day is Mother’s Day when you tell Mom you love her!

Inspiration, coffee break noticing calla lily Drawing Inspiration on door of Stone studio Drawing on stone Roughing out stone Fine tuning

Remember the next Fine Art Show is June 5th & 6th from 10 AM to 4 PM at the Maarnada gallery.


Maarten cutting marble

After the Fall Show Maarten and Nadina made ready for a family Christmas and then their yearly retreat to Maui. Both Maarten and Nadina use the vacation to relax recharge and rejuvenate, Maui is a beautiful and romantic place. Maui is also a place to see whales in their natural habitat and Maarten has spent his time observing them by listening under water and viewing from the shore.  Maarten's inspirations come from the natural world that surrounds him and that theme reflects in his art.

As a former competitive swimmer and water polo player  Maarten is still going for the gold. BC Gold Marble that is, since their return from holidays Maarten has created another stunning piece that can only be seen and touched to appreciate. He has been working in the wood studio as well and carved an eagle wall hanging. Check out the pictures.


Maarten cutting marble

November has roared up so quickly, it has almost past us by. Maarten has been focusing his magical energy to complete many beautiful touchable pieces in preparation for the Fall Art Show.

During the Art Show the winds and stormy sea provided a show of terrific waves crashing into the new terrace at the shore. Luckily no one that went to look at the active sea ended up being washed away by the large waves. Thank you to all who attended the show and helped to make it a great success.

As always we are open by appointment year round, please come to
enjoy the gallery again soon. See more pictures on the "Recent Art" page.


Maarten cutting marble

October, Maarten has been busy with a larger project; he has built a terrace at the sea's edge below the studio with a walk way along the rocks to the shore line. Currently he is in the wood studio and the completion of a beautiful Eagle of BC Gold Marble.

The hybrid wood and paint creation in the wood studio is a very dynamic piece of Eagles flying in a group. Maarten has really just started but still progressed far enough to see that his flowing natural lines and shapes dominate his creative art. The Eagle of BC Gold Marble has the same incredible smooth and flowing lines and curves that are so soft to the touch.
See more of the BC Gold at the "Recent Art" page.


Maarten cutting marble September, Maarten is still in full out mode working in both his wood and stone studios. This month he is just finishing the very beautiful Carrara
marble sculpture.

In wood Maarten has the finishing touches on the mahogany carving he started last month, see the "Recent Art" page for a look at that piece and others. Maarten, in the picture right, is cutting marble with a water cooled chain saw in preparation for a new sculpture, by using tools, like this saw, Maarten can conserve material compared with older techniques like drilling, splitting or chiseling sections out.

Maarten Schaddelee

August finds me working in both Studios.  In the Wood Studio, a small ‘Relationship Tale’ isemerging in Honduras Mahogany.  Each Tale brings me closer to myself, as always something comes up for me.

In the Stone Studio, a very exciting new design about the flow ofcreative energy in very special Carrara marble.  I did a drawing to be a guide, but of course as soon as I got into this aristocratic marble from Italy it led me on a new and very exciting journey of discovery.  Stay tuned!


Contact Nadina or Maarten at nadinas@telus.net or call 250-477-1651.
     
Home | Maarten's Bio | Maarnada Gallery | Video Tour | Doorways to Spirit | Tales of Relationship | News Letters | Nadina Storytelling | Contact Maarten | Gymgrafx
Fine Art for your Home - Garden - Office - Recognition Awards - Memorials - Commissions
©2009 Maarten Schaddelee, all rights reserved
    12461