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

Scotty’s portrait

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I first met Scotty in a small coffee shop in my hometown. We were instant friends, kin folk you could say, a brother from another mother. Scotty is not shy when it comes to words of encouragement and he has exhibited a genuine interest in my artistic explorations and life path since knowing him, which is cool because he was there when I began this trip, which is in part why I decided to paint his portrait. Portraits are an intimate experience for an artist, you get to know a person on a much deeper level than you would normally, and Scotty’s is no exception. His friendship and all his encouragement will not be forgotten. I love this man dearly.

Scotty’s Portrait


dedicated to Jim, Scotty’s father.

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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