Contemporary artist specializing in full spectrum painting, mural, animation and digital hybrid art.

Forest Dreamtime


As I continue to explore Procreate, I have taken a previous portrait, of the lovely and beautiful Molly, and placed her into the context of a Forest, specifically the ‘Iai Valley of west Maui, where she was my guide one fine day in paradise. It was a magical place, peaceful, full of A’ina, Mother Earth, a place where battles once stained the water red, now sacred, and serene, the stream clear and refreshing, reinvigorating. It is here I had this vision of Molly in the Forest, eloquently titled, Forest Dreamtime.
Interesting note: Music is a big part of my process, and when I actually know the individual responsible for producing these all important sounds, well it becomes really easy to tap into the flow, and one of those folks is my friend Adam aka Beatfarmer, Mahaloness to you brother man Beatfarmer blog link
Mahalonessfoto -the original portrait of Molly

Forest Dreamtime composition digital ala Mahaloness and thanks to Procreate and iPhone camera

The stream and the Valley, looking west, and the guide who made it possible, Mahaloness to Molly!


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Author: hälts

Mahaloness is an art blog documenting the inner spirit and artist journey of Shane Haltman, also referred to as 'hälts'. He lives, breathes and makes art in Canada. Hälts often travels to remote and exotic locations to produce community spirit murals and paintings using available materials. He is unconventional in his approach to art and chooses unique projects and sometimes they choose him. He is known for guerrilla lawn art shows, painting helmet art for a Canadian Olympic Athlete, and once painted a magic bus out of this world. Mostly he is human as anyone else, however very driven and disciplined with respect to his artistic practice. He has experience working with the bereaved and helping people who are experiencing, or who have experienced trauma in their lives. He also enjoys working with the youth and passing on his wisdom, usually in the form of art jams. Hälts is a full spectrum artist, living and breathing art, as a daily practice, in this mixed up beautiful world.

2 thoughts on “Forest Dreamtime

  1. Wherever You were in that last picture is beautiful! Lucky (:

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