Mahaloness

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


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hand painted wearable art

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This is a commission piece I worked on a few years back, the imagery painted on the hat represents the medicine wheel, the 4 seasons and and the animals associated with each direction and season. The eagle represents a connection to the Divine and lives both in the spirit realm as well as Earth realm.

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a new hat that features both my painting and drawing styles combined

IMG_4211.JPGa commission roughly half way through painting a Tibetan inspired dragon with flames going out it’s mouth forming into an eye.

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painter mind

I treat every thing I make as a unique beautiful entity that demands my full attention. I am open to all mediums, all genres, all surfaces, and all materials. I let my curiosity and intuition guide me and in my experience this can open up a lot room for fantastic possibilities.

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paint for poncho
acrylic on wood panel
c.2012

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studio sesshin: painting a tara

painting the journey one thing at a time, mark after mark, and so it goes.

live art set up, painting on plexiglass

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sea container mural, every surface offers it’s own unique set of challenges.IMG_3811.JPG

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made on maui art
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Big Ha bus mural art
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pumpkin Mahaloness

I was recently invited to a birthday party and found myself being given a pumpkin and a few carving tools. I managed to get some help from my partner and she happily volunteered to do a bit of teeth modelling for me, and with a brief window we came up with this little buddy.

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Due to too much sugar intake we had to pull a tooth in our little round orange buddy, I think it works.
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community mural Mahaloness

This post features a community mural commission project I designed and painted last summer. My philosophy is simple, make something that reflects the spirit of the community. Typically I interview the business or community and following that I will draft a mock-up so everyone can get an picture in their mind’s eye. Although on commercial murals we tend to copy exactly from the original artwork (that includes the colours and the compostion) I like offer a simple picture that shows the composition. This gives us some room to work with the imagery and it allows for some creative flexibility.

when in flow it is good to flow with

This is my third largest independent mural to date, it took one month to complete thanks to some much needed help from my partner. I like to use vibrant colours in all of my murals. I keep my colours stocked because quite often I will ask those who pass by what their favourite colour is and will add it as long as it flows well. This really excites people and they makes them a part of the process. I like to both mix my colour and use prefab colours. I have been rolling with Golden products lately they have great colour selection and also make a special aribrush medium that promotes adhesion to the surface, which is helpful on sea cans and smoother surfaces. An important step for me is a nice finishing coat. This protects the mural from the elements, and human nature. I don’t like to compromise to much when it comes to my independent murals but given certain budgets one has to be resourceful and learn to work with what you have. I really try hard to make sure nothing goes to waste and I use a layering technique with my paint that allows me to use a little less paint overall, although it is a little more labour intensive. Also I only had two airbrush guns working on this one, a medium and large format, I find two brushes is easier to maintain and keep clean, the more guns you use the more you have to clean, and cleanings a huge part of murals, there’s no way around it. The last thing I do is apply a topcoat that protects from the weather elements and also human nature.

My murals is art for the people. I put a lot of pride into my work and although it is a lengthy process, when it is complete the feeling is like no other.

fotoMahalonessspacetime mural moments.
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IMG_3827.JPGinked mock up and tools of the trade and the office/lab where the mixology goes down.

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I am working on putting a time-lapse video animation experience together for you of this mural, patience please these things take time, Thank you, Management

to contact me for mural work click here (hälts art FB page)
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Thank you
Mahaloness