Mahaloness

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


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still lifes with the Green Tara

The Green Tara and all of the Tibetan/Nepalese Taras, in all colours of the rainbow and beyond, are very grounding paintings to produce. They are very skillful paintings in that the details are important to me, every brush stroke counts. What it is less important to me is to paint it fast and just make it look like a Tara, or what I call ‘good enough’ practice. When it comes to art and life the Tara painting is my sacred practice. When I paint them or ones that are meditative and spiritual in essence, I experience calmness, love and joy. The Tara is a constant reminder to me to remember that as a man and human I have a lot to be grateful for and to love the women in my life and my beloved one and to Mother Earth herself for providing. When I stray from my path and life gets a little out of balance, the Tara brings me back and this is a beautiful thing. So to all the female energy and women of Earth this painting is for you. I am currently in the process of a new White Tara painting which I will be sharing the progress as it develops.

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I have chosen three fotos of the Green Tara. This painting similar to sculpture seems to morph as the layers go on. It is a slow practice and demands concentration and patience, virtues that can easily be forgotten in the heat of the moment. I hope to continue to learn that peace and right practice will steer me through the troughs, so as I can continue to work on the work I love. My hope is to provide you fellow beings with quality and beautiful artwork, and continue to share that with you through the Mahaloness channel.

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Thank you deeply.


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road

sometimes you have to go down that road

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moments of creative bliss while on the road…

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one night moments before going down that road…
20140530-001954.jpg…the after result of going down that road. Location is a large feild, next to the ocean. The building so I am told is an old WW 2 lookout hut which is painted regularly by locals and international artists. It was pitch black that night, new moon, couldn’t see a thing. I do remember very were strange sounds all around me, thankfully the spirit of creativity was looking out for me. Mahaloness.

20140530-002327.jpgI put this one up on an ohana, sometimes I do repeat myself in my art when the message is worth it. Somewhere just off Akoni St. Paia. Mahaloness to Jim.

20140530-003552.jpgthe playful side of my art although I would consider this mural a protective mural keeping away unwanted spirits and negative energy. It is meant to be painted over and hidden in the wall, which it was, art like life is impermanent.

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all murals were completed in a day or in the case of the black wall mural, 2 hours at night, blind folded. These are what I would consider fast murals, working with minimal paint, stencils, and free hand technique.

this instalment of Mahaloness is dedicated to those who walk the path.


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garden Mahaloness

gardens bring peace.

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I have been quite active lately, a mix of making new work for an up and coming art experience/show, and thanks to Agent R, I have a garden in my life for the first time since I was a child (not that I have ever grown out of that, perhaps another post for another time). Of course I put my personal touch on the garden and made sure the bees knew it was safe to enter.
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and my city of residence as a couple weeks ago, spring has sprung, and with it a time of renewal and rebirth.

on a hill I look out to my city beloved
juicy clouds roll by
life is just marvellous in the spring

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Thank you and Mahaloness.


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secret garden

My mom is a real green thumb and since I can remember she has always had a garden. I have come to appreciate her gardens over the years, more and more, and which she cares for dearly. It is to me a thing of beauty and she inspires me to also continue to work hard on my thing, visual gardening.

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Molly’s secret garden, always magical.

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something different

This is me drawing with a pencil although the graphite bound together with clay is replaced with digital numbers and logarithms; techno doodles animated on images of my very own one of a kind hand painted wearable art pieces, in this case a medicine wheel fedora. Something of note is that I do work in the film industry from time to time, mostly commercial advertisement, as a grip, which has funded the bulk of my artistic forrays, which I am very grateful for and although you would think I would want to work in the more creative departments (ie. art dept. or FX) or even an Ad agency for that matter, and to be honest I can’t really tell you why that it is, I just know I like to make art, and as long as I can make my art and whatever else I may be doing lends well to the art, than I am doing the right thing.

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enjoy. music made on garageband and using original samples collected in the least likely of speaces, something different.

and below is me working away, operating a crane with lights, a good friend and my boss took the panafoto, thanks JD-man:).

20140526-030410.jpgdo what you love, or put love in what you do.