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

Work as Play


I am a bit tired after a long week working on a film set. It was a surreal experience, and a lot of hard work, mostly night shoots, so going to bed at 5 am became the routine. Before going to bed I worked on my paintings, and if experience has taught me one thing, you can paint even when you are exhausted. Painting is meditation, it is breathing, and no matter what we have the ability to be aware of the breath and subsequently control it. The act of meditation quiets the mind, and when the mind is quiet the work flows effortlessly. This is a place where I call home, when I am in creative practice. There is no beginning or end, there is only the will to continue on, breathing while working with, playfully, the medium of choice, the brush, the pencil, the knife, and witnessing the journey to wherever it is I am going.
Mahaloness paint -paintings in progress…











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 “Work as Play

  1. These are enchanting and very gorgeous! You have an distinctive style and are very talented. Keep up the great work!

    • Thank you muchly, and Mahaloness to you, I am painting as I write this. I appreciate that you took the time to read the Mahaloness blog, and I am grateful for your comment.

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