Mahaloness

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

circa 2005

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There was a time when all of my attention was put into my art. I was literally living, eating, breathing art. I had a such a sense of urgency and I have come to learn that my creative verve was quite normal for that stage of my development. When I began painting I had little knowledge of the discipline, or the materials. I was anti gallery, anti establishment. I had a tonne of talent, albeit undisciplined, and was very ambitious. Now some ten years later I have mellowed out on that a little bit, the urgency that drove me to create at a feverish pace morphed into a meditative state, painting calmly and expressing a bigger picture than just my own two cents. I have come to realize that although the world seems fast, nothing really does happen overnight, and when it comes to discipline, that never really goes away. I recommend you study painters, living and otherwise, and similar to a writer rewriting his favourite novel, explore the language, and with stamina and some gumption, find your own voice, made solid by a foundation of mentors, teachers and wisdom. Painting for painting’s sake is healing to the practitioner, if you are interested in making art that speaks to the human spirit, or evokes emotion from a viewer, as I am, than be prepared to put in the work, be prepared for rejection, be prepared for the chance of doubt, and keep a good head space as best you can throughout and you will see your work come into a wonderful fruition.

fotoMahaloness – at work in he studio back in the day circa 2005

Author: hälts

Mahaloness is an art blog documenting the life of the artist Shane Haltman, eloquently called hälts. Shane lives and makes art in Canada, and on occasion, Mexico. This is his story.

2 thoughts on “circa 2005

  1. Wonderful, fruitful words.

    • Thank you, I write about what I know, and my passion, which is art. It’s really cool to think about the giant wave of creativity that seems to be going on all around me. Mahaloness began after an encounter with a Hawaiin rainbow catcher, named Kamilo, at least that was one of his dreams he told me about. He is someone who taught me a life lesson I will never forget, and this blog is published in part in his honor, and is an extension of that lesson. I am happy my words reached you and thanks for the comment.

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