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

What was once an unloved store front

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This was a community revitalization mural project I completed a couple years ago in my hometown, the owners let me have creative free range, I interviewed the family business (since 1945) and ended up meeting their pet companions/shop dogs, Molly and Comet, and casting them as the lead roles. The shop is called Hillhurst Hardware, it is in an area known as Kensington/Sunnyside, it is considered to be an urban village within my city, with unique shops, coffee shops, restaurants, tea houses and so on. Hillhurst Hardware do not offer pet hair cuts….

If you like what you see here have a look at my ‘I do murals’ link
I do murals

I am always looking for new projects.

FotoMahaloness -courtesy Jamie Osborne, Global Colors, the first mural I ever worked on was this one for Cirque du Soleil, taught me everything I would need to know about murals. Mahalo Jamie:)



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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