Mahaloness

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


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studio visit brah

Be kind to yourself and give yourself some credit, it’s going to be ok. 

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forest mind 🌲 hälts studio where he channels the Aloha, the Mahaloness, gettin all in it)

owl spirit detail from hälts recycled cardboard WIP ‘Slo’ brah

‘therianthropica’ is in many of hälts paintings lately, the mythical is omnipresent


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Feature Presentation 

In the meantime and in between time hälts makes art, and sometimes works on a film set as grip helping out with sweet dolly moves with occasional sips of coffee. The art lately has been all about the cardboard, taking boxes previously used for shipping art and turning that into art. Interestingly enough the process is quite satisfying and surprisingly cost effective. There is a long tradition of painting on cardboard, especially when times have been tough, wartime, Great Depression, and these types of life occurrences have forced artists to be resourceful, and that’s all right. Sometimes less is more, it makes you appreciate the small things in life instead of the Guam nfilly of treating everything as expendable, and putting the brake on a throw away society, because Earth is worth it, it is our only home and home to many things, not just human, which is something that gets forgotten in the daily grind of the hustle and bustle. 

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First up a new minimotion ‘Feature Presentation’ with soundscape ‘Wolfy’ which features a real sweet dolly move, hälts in the studio, some sharks animations, and a bunny battle royale. 

sharkwolf squirrel chase scene from the aquarium of the imagination

‘The owls nest’ 🌳 hälts studio in full effect

hälts ‘in it’ moment brah

detail of hälts recycled cardboard paint WIP

hälts recycled cardboard paint WIP nearing the end of the painting cycle

‘Owl vision’ hälts hybrid art brah ⚡️


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slacker 

I have been slacking a bit on these posts on Mahaloness, although I would say it is more a matter of delegating time, which is fleeting so I do what I can and that will have to do. Lately Spring arrived and said ‘hälts, go south’ so I began dreaming up some ideas and am working to make that a reality. While these people that run the world do their thing, hälts is going to get to work which consists of keeping the paint flowing, tapping the imagination, and ensuring the spirit is alive! For now here is a cross section of hälts art from the last little while. 

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Artist tip: Surround yourself with people who get you

hälts watercolour WIPs ”Phoenix rising’ ‘therianthropica’ ‘pineapple express’ leaning against ‘the healer’ brah

hälts travel foto form southern Mexico brah, searching for empty lineups and nice glides with the foamies, soon to reunite

hälts studio in full effect brah

hälts recycled cardboard WIP, in hälts studio there are no walls 🌊 foto: endless beaches, empty waves, makes an artist/surfer happy brah (southern Mexico)


hälts hybrid concept art for abandoned building in southern Mexico, dreaming up ideas is perhaps the most important step in hälts process

hälts drawing, a staple like an Avacado in the morning, just a good idea to put stuff on paper brah

hälts mural ‘creator’ made with pure Aloha and Mahaloness this is my true passion, making art for the people, my fellow human beings brah


and lastly hälts dabbles in the film industry as a grip, it is through diversity that one acquires skills that go right back into the art, the cycle continues



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sun kissed moon 

Cardboard is all the new rage, Great Depression art, wartime art, poor starving artist art, bohemian yes, how about resourceful, taking something that was dump bound and making it new and useful again, if someone throws this out than perhaps I am dead wrong, I doubt that very much. So why? Why paint on cardboard? Why not. Next question…. Okay yes I am one person asking myself questions, if you can’t question yourself what are you doing. The world my friends in many levels is a mess, like the first part of Spring in a Northern city, brown, messy, ugly, and somewhat depressing. So this is why my friends hälts sometime paints  on cardboard. It is also a great way to scale up, practice for the murals and discover new ways to make marks, and have fun, no pressure brah. The fact is though we truly are a wasteful society, we throw away a LOT of sh📍✝,  it’s kind of sad, and perhaps what’s sad is this is the legacy we are going leave to the next generations. So why did hälts paint on cardboard, because he cares about the planet and wants to leave a different legacy, and thankfully there’s a lot of folks out there doing the same thing. (Animated minimotion coming soon🌊💨)

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Stages of ‘sun kissed moon’ which hälts titled it as such because he looked out his studio window and the sun was kissing the moon. 


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lone wolf 

First off just want to honour the women of Earth and Mother Earth, thank you💚🌿 (hälts mural ‘creator’ there’s a paradise in my mind and the cosmos in my hand)
The road less travelled opens one to possiblilities that can be fruitful. However there is also a chance for chaos, uncertainty and doubt. Knowing this be mindful that there have been ones before, mavericks, rogues, lone wolves…learn about them, read about them, watch documentaries if that’s useful to you. Keep in mind though that no one’s path is the same path, it is a complex weave and you are one strand in that weave. This metaphor is useful to visualize, how do you want to weave your thread, how do want to add to the pattern, or what pattern are you going to follow, there is no right question, no right answer, there is only you on that path. Trust you can do it, be discerning of advice, that’s wisdom, you’ll get it, educate yourself, and remember life’s problems are not so much problems as they are experience, they teach us things that we can learn from, sometimes they repeat themselves, and can be unpleasant, you’ll get through it, and hopefully so will this weirdo, hälts💚🌿📿☕️

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A few splices form hälts latest forrays into the creative unknown. 

hälts minimotion ‘So’ with soundscape ‘sun kissed moon’ featuring hälts ‘in it’, a tiny animation, somewhat still water with water droplets kissed by the sun, you are a water droplet, make waves, okay good talk brah. 

‘sun kissed moon’ hälts continues a long tradition of painting on cardboard and honouring Mother Earth while doing so, because let’s face it we throw a lot of shit away.

‘loser baby’ hälts hybrid and a play on Becks ‘loser’ yeah, sometimes it’s like that so why don’t you kill me⚡️


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creative explorations 

Amid the moonlight in the haze we could still use our own way to find the sun in out heart.

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hälts has been diving deep into his process,mixing things up, multi mediums, media and enjoying the creative explorations, below is a spectrum of some of the exciting projects he is currently working on. 

‘8 fold’ hälts hybrid art combining digital and watercolour

‘rising Phoenix’ watercolour WIP seen through a crystal lens

‘therianthropica’ animation still clip for minimotion, hälts will post that soon 💚

‘therianthropica’ acrylic painting WIP, part of a series based on therianthropic imagery

‘2 wolves’ hälts hybrid art featuring nature fotography and digital paint

hälts watercolour WIP ‘untitled’

hälts has been fortunate to receive art from friends that inspire him daily and remind him that art is vast and deep as any ocean

speaking of ocean this hybrid image features hälts ‘therianthropica’ WIP superimposed over the Pacific Ocean (Tofino BC magic)