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

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 “Portraits 2007 thru 2013

  1. some of my favorites among many!

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