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

deep under water

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I will ask you to take a few deep breaths, as you center yourself, breathing easily and relaxing your busy day, breathe. Imagine the ocean. A turtle glides by you, let the ocean take you and let go of your troubles, your worries, your fears. Let it take you deeper, and deeper…


Lady Pacifica and a turtle.



Now that you are at ease, here are a few stages of a painting titled, ‘pearl diver’s dream’ up for Auction Nov. 15th, bids start at 6 am, and will run all day. Please proceed to Artbomb website to make your bid on this beautiful painting, made by yours truly. Part of the funds raised will be going to help with aid in the Philippines, more on that after the bidding has concluded Friday night. Thank you.
Artbomb FB link
These are a few of the stages as the painting comes to life, it is a play on Vermeer’s 1665 masterpiece ‘girl with pearl earring’




Artbomb Auction link
For more info on Pearl Diver’s Dream and the Artbomb auction go to this link from the archives

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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