Mahaloness

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

Building a desert amongst a flood.

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As the weather turns serious and the local rivers flood, it is time for Mahaloness to take shelter underground. Next in the list to do, a landscape portrait, ironically of a desert environment. What began as a napkin drawing is now transmuted into a painting. As I build the desert environment I am finding that there is some interesting influences in this work. Already I sense a little bit of Dali, Monet, and Renoir, to name a few. Perhaps this landscape will be what I think I would like our home to look like, no buildings, no visible habitation, a new frontier to explore with no signs of modern life. Does this make it partially fantasy, or even a dream? Perhaps. As we fill this planet with the human mark, this type of thinking may fall in the category of romanticism, it seems to me this is no different to when Renoir was painting amidst the horrors of WWI, his paintings were playful, colourful and filled with golden light and he felt that a painter should fill the world with beauty as there is enough tragedy going on.

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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

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