Mahaloness

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


Leave a comment

drawing 

The foundation of hälts art repertoire is drawing, it is something he has practiced for many years, with only a few hiatuses in his earlier years. Drawing transforms an idea into the blueprint, the base for which hälts builds his compositions. This is  a great way for artists to develop their style, and tap into the creative process anywhere, anytime. While travelling hälts also draws, this is a way to connect to the place and also it seems to provide an outlet for the stress that comes with travelling alone to new places. In some cases these drawings become the base for a mural design and paintings, and for hälts they are interwoven. 

fotoMahaloness

Various drawings from over the last little while, each one little victories, although photography is something hälts loves, there is something to be said for sitting in an environment and drawing, it opens you right up to a world that is unknown, these are some of those worlds….

chimp had a dream

nature eye

a hälts WIP in the works, drawing and painting, one happy family

meditation

‘swell god’ made on Maui by, drawn at specific places on the island, this particular one was made near ho’okipa, ink, aerosol, shells, and primer on recycled bamboo floor board

‘MANA’ 17 ft ink drawing detail, a travel drawing made while on Maui

‘Big Hau’ from the hälts Maui sojourn book, and later adapted to a bus mural design


hälts drawing simple animation

stunning hälts Ltd. Ed. art prints are available for sale, click on this link to go to his Mahaloness ETSY shop


Leave a comment

Aloha ku’u lei  (hälts💚) 

Sometimes we confuse the moon with the finger pointing at it – Eastern wisdom 

Life is a journey. There are some thinkers who believe they can break it down into a simple model, we travel from point a to b, in an effort to continue moving forward from what can be perceived as an unbearable present and a desirable future. This is rather simplistic notion, as there is also the possibility of a spiritual path, one who walks the middle path, aware that there is a mind and whose chatter can lead us to do things seemingly unconsciously, making choices for us all the while missing the magic of the moment. This isn’t some hippie jippie, yes I made that word up, this is the truth that life is beyond the package, magic exists, omnipresent, whether we choose to see it or not. The thing is, it cannot be explained in words, period. Yes there is power of thought, it is an integral part of being human, so is the magic, and has been part of us tens of thousands of years that we know about, probably more, what’s a number, it’s ancient, we can try to think our way out of things, isn’t it funny when things do work out, we are elated and forget that we were in an unbearable moment thinking the worst, this is unexplainable, neuropsychology, neuroscience, …, all try to explain through experiments, statistics, pictures and graphs, that persuade us the viewer to believe whatever they want us to believe, yes that’s it….wait, why? Life is hard! Yes it is if you follow the conditioned thought patterns, when you open up to other possibilities, the universe opens up, doesn’t mean it does it for you, you have have to put in the work, so it goes. Have a great day🌞

fotoMahaloness

here is a nice group of images and a special minimotion honouring my friends who put on a movie night at my local coffee shop, followed by my art, see captions for details💚

🍍The healer print for sale on Mahaloness Etsy, click here💚

‘into the night’ minimotion by hälts soundscape ‘howl wolf’

the healer 🌿 hälts acrylic painting, follow the link above, order your very own print on my Mahaloness Etsy shop💚 or leave me a message! Automatic💚

‘pride’ acrylic and gold leaf painting made at a live art event in 2007

hälts hybrid art and planning stage for a new painting, always something on the drawing board, life of an artist…

‘the Shalu kid’ hälts watercolour WIP collab with my friend Pazu from Tibet💠

Tofino, BC pure magic

‘morning haiku’ hälts watercolour commission work 💚


hälts ‘portrait fit he artist’


Leave a comment

Aloha ku’u lei  (hälts bday special💚) 

Sometimes we confuse the moon with the finger pointing at it – Eastern wisdom 

Life is a journey. There are some thinkers who believe they can break it down into a simple model, we travel from point a to b, in an effort to continue moving forward from what can be perceived as an unbearable present and a desirable future. This is rather simplistic notion, as there is also the possibility of a spiritual path, one who walks the middle path, aware that there is a mind and whose chatter can lead us to do things seemingly unconsciously, making choices for us all the while missing the magic of the moment. This isn’t some hippie jippie, yes I made that word up, this is the truth that life is beyond the package, magic exists, omnipresent, whether we choose to see it or not. The thing is, it cannot be explained in words, period. Yes there is power of thought, it is an integral part of being human, so is the magic, and has been part of us tens of thousands of years that we know about, probably more, what’s a number, it’s ancient, we can try to think our way out of things, isn’t it funny when things do work out, we are elated and forget that we were in an unbearable moment thinking the worst, this is unexplainable, neuropsychology, neuroscience, …, all try to explain through experiments, statistics, pictures and graphs, that persuade us the viewer to believe whatever they want us to believe, yes that’s it….wait, why? Life is hard! Yes it is if you follow the conditioned thought patterns, when you open up to other possibilities, the universe opens up, doesn’t mean it does it for you, you have have to put in the work, so it goes. Have a great day🌞
fotoMahaloness

here is a nice group of images and a special minimotion honouring my friends who put on a movie night at my local coffee shop, followed by my art, see captions for details💚

🍍The healer print for sale on Mahaloness Etsy, click here💚

‘into the night’ minimotion by hälts soundscape ‘howl wolf’

the healer 🌿 hälts acrylic painting, follow the link above, order your very own print on my Mahaloness Etsy shop💚 or leave me a message! Automatic💚

‘pride’ acrylic and gold leaf painting made at a live art event in 2007

hälts hybrid art and planning stage for a new painting, always something on the drawing board, life of an artist…

‘the Shalu kid’ hälts watercolour WIP collab with my friend Pazu from Tibet💠

Tofino, BC pure magic

‘morning haiku’ hälts watercolour commission work 💚


hälts ‘portrait fit he artist’


Leave a comment

self discovery 

I have lived mostly a revolutionary life. There is a glamour to that on surface level that makes me seem interesting to some, and to have lived a ‘fast’ life. For me though it is as if I am standing on a beach, with the sea gently caressing its shoulder and in the distance there is a sailing yacht with the name, ‘wife, white picket fence, kids, and a home’ sailing away into a stunning sunset. This has been my choice, and with that comes a price, for the unknown is daunting and challenges even the deepest primordial instincts, not to mention societal pressure to conform. This is the reality of every person who walks the less travelled path, who willingly goes there to explore themselves in an effort perhaps to learn about oneself, and to experience on their own terms, life’s lessons, and with that the choice to adjust their settings accordingly. This is a life long practice, and takes patience, stamina, perseverance, determination, amongst so many things…. and one has to be motivated to do this on their own volition. The way to get to point a to b is not exactly ideal, there is multitude of things that can and will come up that will challenge ones constitution and disposition. Finding a way to reach a desired outcome that both respects my self interest as well as the other is imperative to a positive experience, having learned both ways I can see the utility in this. This is where I will be focusing on for while, following a period of perhaps self induced pain and suffering as a reaction to certain desires not being met, at least the way I wanted them to, this is in all probability the hardest thing to acknowledge, and there exists a myriad of ways to avoid this aspect of reality, and that’s coming from experience. Self awareness is a life skill that enables us, the ‘seeker’, to navigate unchartered waters, metaphorically speaking, and extends to our place in our community, including family and friends. This is what’s been in my mind of late in this period of solitude I find myself in. I think it’s more than likely I will continue to write about this in posts to come. This also might seem a little raw, it is, as I work out exactly what it is a I want to say. Until next here is some more of my art from recent and past. Enjoy and be well!

fotoMahaloness

One of my desires as an artist is to go to the other side and bring back knowledge in order to help serve humankind. 

playing with paper cut outs as I start a new watercolour, always honing my skills, pushing myself to go that extra distance🕯 underneath is a vision quest rock art I was fortunate enough to visit a couple years ago, spine tingling kind of stuff, always good to pay respects to where art has come from.

🌝 a new hälts minimotion, ‘eclipse of the illusion part 2’ with soundscape ‘early spring’ 🌿 featuring a new animation ‘jaguar eye’, a praying mantis that came to visit hälts during a paint sesh, and a few clips from @espressokino movie night, the Japanese have a way of getting under your skin and deep into the psyche, and a couple watercolur WIP seshs, enjoy and let the illusion go…what would life be if we could actually be free, who knows, so it goes. 

hälts watercolour WIP ‘Phoenix rising’ and ‘the healer’ in the background.


and lastly a link to ‘the healer’ painting which is now available as a super Ltd. Ed. sigend and numbered print on my Etsy store, here’s the link Mahaloness Etsy shop link, click here
Thank you! Mahaloness! 


1 Comment

illusion part one

‘the illusion of fame’ 🐪 hälts late night minimotion with soundscape ‘something missing’ this is a little bit of a contemplative piece which features lady Pacifica, hand drawn hälts original animation (Shamans journey), candle light, quick clip from Esprrsso Kino, a room, a man, and the sky🐛 ​
In this part of the world we live in excess, everyday taking for granted this precious planet we have the privilege to live on, when I see images of whales with stomachs full of garbage, plastic mainly, shark nets and their inherit indiscriminate ability to kill harmless beautiful creatures like all in the name of protecting human life, well I do not abide. Nuclear sites that every day are leaking radiation into the soil, the water, the air, it makes my blood boil. The thing is we are so distracted by the news and our minds that we lose sight of the fact every single one of us is contributing in one way or another, so I guess that begs the question, how do you want to contribute? I have lived a fairly good life, I have had my peaks, my valleys, and have spent time in the shadows in an attempt to understand my self in an effort to find how I can contribute with the time I have left in this life. I want to understand how I can act in this society, without perpetuating the hate, the anger, and the frustration, breaching the veil, or simply just believing the illusion that life is good, let’s face it, life is many things, the good, the bad, the beautiful, and the ugly. Yes there is magic, there is also honest folks out there trying to make the most of it, despite the reports that we are doomed, and that humanity has lost sight of its own humanity. I can fully admit that I have had my own stuggles and botched attempts, I have been blacklisted, I have denied, I have been rejected many times. The only thing that keeps me going is that little bit of optimism, that I have the power within to make a difference in this world, despite either thinking or being told that is not possible. Life is not black and white, there is an array, full spectrum portals of opportunity, and discovery. The human imagination, our dreams, our wishes, our feelings, our goals, are all valid, the more we expose these, talk about them, the closer we get to understanding each other, by turinign our backs, and forgetting, we only let things acrue and gain strength, which in the long run will make our lives more difficult, so from my standpoint being an outlier on that curve is critical, and necessary, as difficult as it may be. 
fotoMahaloness

and a few projects I have on the go right now, mostly watercolor…and a couple finished works from the past, interesting to look back occasionally and see where you came from, not too much, just a little bit. 

hälts has made it his business to explore where art comes from, here at a sacred spot to the Blackfoot Nation is a clue left by an unknown artist

new watercolour WIP and the artist mindset when in process, diving deep into the ocean of creativity brah

‘the Shalu kid’ an Instagram collabo with @pazu and his portrait of a young boy at the Shalu monastery in Tibet, hälts would also call this ‘a child’s imagination is their greatest gift’

a complete watercolour titled ‘canonball’ and also a still frame for future animation brah