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 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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