Mahaloness

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

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Life on the streets can be hard. The city is a place that offers little in the way of contemplation as the world speeds forward toward never ending progress.
fotoMahaloness -street cred, fotos taken in Toronto circa 2007 just before the black out. Some refer to Toronto as the ‘Big Smoke’. I think it’s a tough town, filled with lots of people, and their dreams. And, there are constant reminders of those who have struggled in the process. (Originally b&w ILFORD HP5 Plus 400 shot on an old and very heavy Nikkormat 1970’s model.)

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Dedicated to those who struggle in cities, may we never turn a blind eye to those who need help.

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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