Mahaloness

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

Portraits 2007 thru 2013

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Portraits indeed, I have painted my fair share. I know many of the subjects well, while others were brief encounters, although leaving lasting impressions, timeless, eternal. Some are famous, while others are part animal. One of my favorites is the Obama series, called ‘Are you a Believer?’, which is an ongoing paintametary, following the Obama years. Perhaps this makes me a bit painter paparazzi, or a political painter, I like to think of it as individual time capsules, portraying people in their glory, or otherwise, as themselves, or at least the impression they portrayed. This is always a challenge to convey the subject not just as on object but as a story, such that within the frame and within the composition there are visual clues, using visual devices such as symbols and colours to bring them to life. The medium is acrylic, mostly, on canvas, wood and even metal (magic bus Chief Hau portrait). My style comes from spending many hours painting. My influences are many including Japanese art, Ancient art (Egyptian,Greek,Tibetan). I also am influenced by the anonymous artist that left their impressions on cave walls, some going back over 30 000 years ago.
Fotomahaloness – a few examples of portraits I painted from 2007 to present. I am in the process of putting together a workshop, in the beginning of March 2013, if you are in the Calgary area and are interested please leave a comment or message me. Mahaloness

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Author: hälts

Hi my name is hälts, I am a Canadian artist, geographer, film worker and mostly a human being. I did not grow up thinking I wanted to be an artist, things just kind of fell into place. Art is a special gift humans have developed since inception. Mother Earth is the greatest artist, and who keeps me humble on my path. I mostly paint, and use acrylic with an assortment of brushes and touches, and sometimes watercolour. I am also well rounded with airbrush skills, spray paint, digital art and production, filmmaking, photography and drawing. I make fine art work, small paintings, big paintings, murals, wearable art, functioning art, and art for healing. I go wherever calls. I inspire while also being inspired by this planet, and my fellow beings. Life is a gift, and that's how I treat it. If that's not enough for you, then perhaps someone else can fill your expectation. I have no one to impress, I don't do this to be cool, and I care about this planet as much as Greta Thunberg, thank you very much, and all the life it sustains. I am not pro this person or that person, politically agnostic, I am spiritual, I am happy, I am sad, I am love, I am fear, I am joy, I am sorrow, I am all that humans are. I don't care about celebrities endorsements, and reminder there are many folk out there doing their part for Mother Earth, in their own way long before the current movement, upheaval does not create forever change, it goes in cycles, it always has and it always will, just sit in front the ocean and see it for yourselves. Most of all I just am. Thank you kindly, hälts

2 thoughts on “Portraits 2007 thru 2013

  1. some of my favorites among many!

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