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


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Maui, island fever, burning cane sugar, indomitable wind, sunshine, sunrise, Haleakala, sunset, Lahaina, Moloka’i in silhouette. Volcanoes, valleys, where fierce wars did rage, now lush, and fresh, misty ridges, night walkers, makes sacred place. Surrounded by Lady Pacifica, Maui rises up, beautiful beaches where monk seals sleep, and sea turtles gliding effortlessly quit near to shore. Beyond, deep turquoise, sparkling, above watermen and women riding massive swells turned waves, so graceful as long as you make no mistakes. Shadow boxers on Akoni, bredren, war time vets, cobalt blue house, cobalt teal patina, 22, the bull, a world within. Starry nights, Haiku, I remember you, silent, except for palms swaying in the wind and the occasional rooster, passing secrets down the way, while big tire treads make only the sound they can. A porch where late night jams took place, with friends and insects, tuning into the frequency of song and dance, lyrics born, kindred spirits rise above the pain and suffering we are in. The heart feels fond of those summer nights, hot and magical, oh I do miss that island friend, may you be well, thank you deeply for letting me in.
FotoMahaloness – a painting Made on Maui, I painted over a rendering for a development, I went with an alternative approach, simply put, letting A’ina reign


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.

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