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

Starving artist top ten list

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Top five responses I have heard with regards to ‘being’ an artist.

1. Starving artist eh!
2. Oh so you’re a hippie.
3. Get a Job. (reply “I have a job, joy of being”
4. I love that, absolutely love that do you have a card?
5. Oh I am an artist too.
6. Oh I made art for a while and than I had kids.
7. And you make money with your art?
8. Hey can you come out to an event, it’s awesome exposure but…we can’t pay you.
9. Get a job.
10. Person says nothing while tears roll down their face. (success)

Note: I represent my own art, I work with my art, and I am the spokesperson for my art. I admire those who are as passionate as I am about art. I have the utmost respect for my peers and colleagues, as well as my mentors. Some of these individuals include Carl White, Tyler Gibney, Jarvis Hall, and Romio Shrestha. My art career has been blessed, and I have been fortunate to share my art with the world, with fellow humans, animals, insects and spirits. I do not turn a blind eye to the sorrow and anger that runs rampant in this world, I see the suffering, the pain, the ignorance, the misuse of resources, the human rights violations, the wars, the horrors, how can you not? I look at these events and I try to navigate through the ‘other’ truth of being human in a graceful manner, and harness that energy that the shadow of humanity contains. The illusion is that I am living within, separate to this world, when in fact I am a part of it, as much as I am a tree, a river, an ocean. I see dark, I paint light. For every bullet fired, I pledge to make a mark with paint, thats a lot of marks, I better get to it. Oh and one more thing with regards to the list above, and the one of many things I happen to find interesting, is that 9 out of 10 responses had nothing to do with the art, go beyond what you know and you will begin to see what art really is about.

fotoMahaloness -I post a lot of art on the Mahaloness, which I create unless otherwise specified. I post my art and write because it is important that I do both for myself and for humanity. Art brings a lot of joy and energy into your day, and we all know how much energy a day can take. Remember this is how humans began to communicate with each other, by sharing our observations of this place we live in.
Ps if you like the art and you either have a collection, you want to start a collection, or you just like to buy art, please by all means necessary contact me through my Saatchi online profile here is a link to one of my works, the Liberating Tara

A cosmic bee on my last mural (the subtle details, here the bee represents my my concerns for our planet’s ecology). Also there are some images of my street photography while on trip to New York several years ago.





Be water

The desert painting continues…20130819-133828.jpg

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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