Mahaloness

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

LRG scale

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I took the leap a long time ago.

fotoMahaloness -right on the edge, the moment before the leap into the world of large scale painting (the first image is looking down off the swing stage quite often used for painting large murals on high rise walls.

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my first indie job20130723-220035.jpg

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a magical bus I painted a couple years ago, a labour of love. I do not receive a lot of recognition or acknowledgement for this project, it was a massive life lesson which took a while to accept, we have all been there.20130723-220216.jpg

in this image taken from the ‘net, everyone and their cat has their name on it except for the artist who painted the bus, me, this has been a pet peeve of mine, when artists do not receive acknowledgement and recognition for their work, unfortunately it happens far too often. The saving grace is that it is the style of the work that itself is my signature.20130723-220317.jpg

Maui project (2 murals one permanent in Paia and the other impermanent painted on a concrete shack in the middle of a field next to Ho’okipa, a very special place, the black mural was literally painted in pitch black at night on a new moon, it lasted 2 days before it was painted over by the Kony 2012 fake it until you make it campaign20130723-220423.jpg

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a kids room I did once with a large galaxy, i had one day to complete it, I wish the designer had let me have a kittle more free reign on this one, still it worked out pretty well.20130723-220723.jpg

art lab work space, one of many setups, perhaps a separate entry dedicated to workspace is needed here… 20130723-221023.jpg

a magic door!20130723-221104.jpg

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This was the first mural I ever worked on, I worked with a group of guys from Toronto (Global Colors Inc.) spearheaded by Jamie Osborne, who along with Christiano, and Ramone, taught me the ropes on mural making and working at large scale.20130723-221356.jpg

my latest project, a section of a sea can I painted which took me 3 weeks to complete, full on, blood, sweat and tears, when you work large scale the workload also increases.20130723-223352.jpg

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

One thought on “LRG scale

  1. Pingback: It’s in the details…(a mural special issue) | The Mahaloness blog

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