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

chimp with a handgun

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In 1861 during the time of Charles Darwin’s publication of his book ‘The Origin of the Species: By Means of Natural Selection, or, The Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life.’ c.1859 a man by the name of Benjamin Disraeli ‘coined’ this enduring phrase* in Oxford, England.

The question is this- Is man an ape or an angel? His response to his own question turned out to be memorable: ‘My Lord, I am on the side of the angels.’

*from the Thames & Hudson c.2002 ‘The Mind in the Cave’ pg. 23 (for more info click here)

An observation: The famous explorer and naturalist Charles Darwin, along with the likes of Alfred Russel Wallace (1823-1913), challenged the popular beliefs of the Church with regard to human evolution and origin of species. Despite the evidence provided by Darwin’s observations there remains an innate human curiosity of the spiritual version of the great story.

I have no drawing or paintings of an ape per se, I do however have a chimp painting titled:
‘chimp with a handgun’
12×12 in.
acrylic on canvas


angel worker since inception

Author: hälts

Hi my name is hälts, I am a Canadian artist, geographer, film worker and mostly a human being. I did not grow up thinking I wanted to be an artist, things just kind of fell into place. Art is a special gift humans have developed since inception. Mother Earth is the greatest artist, and who keeps me humble on my path. I mostly paint, and use acrylic with an assortment of brushes and touches, and sometimes watercolour. I am also well rounded with airbrush skills, spray paint, digital art and production, filmmaking, photography and drawing. I make fine art work, small paintings, big paintings, murals, wearable art, functioning art, and art for healing. I go wherever calls. I inspire while also being inspired by this planet, and my fellow beings. Life is a gift, and that's how I treat it. If that's not enough for you, then perhaps someone else can fill your expectation. I have no one to impress, I don't do this to be cool, and I care about this planet as much as Greta Thunberg, thank you very much, and all the life it sustains. I am not pro this person or that person, politically agnostic, I am spiritual, I am happy, I am sad, I am love, I am fear, I am joy, I am sorrow, I am all that humans are. I don't care about celebrities endorsements, and reminder there are many folk out there doing their part for Mother Earth, in their own way long before the current movement, upheaval does not create forever change, it goes in cycles, it always has and it always will, just sit in front the ocean and see it for yourselves. Most of all I just am. Thank you kindly, hälts

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