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

Auction time, Mahaloness goes Artbomb!


Mahaloness goes Artbomb this Friday Nov. 15th, 2013. I am putting up one of my lovelies up for Auction!

Here is a couple links to Artbomb
Artbomb webiste
FB link to Artbomb daily!

Painting up for auction: Pearl Diver’s Dream c.2011

This is a remix of the Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer’s 1665 masterpiece ‘Girl with Pearl Earring’. It is somewhat of a satirical piece which plays on the pearl earring, which in this version holds the universe. There is a Japanese pearl diver at the top left corner who is free diving to collect the highly sought after pearl, hence the title ‘Pearl Diver’s Dream’. There is an underlying sense of humor in my work that sometimes does require a quick explanation. That said there is something wonderful in witnessing viewers interpretations of this painting when they do not know the background story. In a playful way I am also acknowledging the history of painting and the master’s who paved the road for us today.

I will be donating a portion of the proceeds to hep with the recent devastation in the Philippines. shelterbox will be my first choice, click here to go to their website

Pearl diver’s dream
16 x 20 x 2 in.
Acrylic on panel


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.

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