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

within the dead of winter


On the road



the dead of winter

to the east

the vastness of the open frozen prairie

Big Sky country

heading west

towards Ranch country

nestled in rolling foothills

funnled through alpine valleys

flanked by white capped mountains

onwards to the BC magic

Earth’s beauty all around.


images to go with words.

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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.

2 thoughts on “within the dead of winter

  1. To let you know, I follow your art, your life, your writing, your adventure, consistently, Shane. I remember the days when you painted with us at GH and I remember your beautiful energy. Blessings for the New Year and on the energy that you share with the world. I always feel positive when I connect with your images. Kathleen

    • Hi Kathleen thank you so much for your words, and actions, I remember my GH moments well:) I appreciate having the chance to meet you and to learn from you, be inspired by you and the gang at GH. I do admit it was a bit of a struggle for me as I was going through a lot of stuff in my life at the time. Long story short I am grateful for the experience and it is a part of me to this day. I wish you all the best and plan to stay on the artist path, and continue to share:)

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