Mahaloness

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


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SLO skull 

Let’s talk about peace. Well it seems there can be no peace without there also being noise, navigating through this conundrum with paint brush on hand has done wonders for my soul. I am by no means a conventional artist, and money and fame has never been the driving force, it’s nice when it comes but it is not reliable and certainly does not create the work. I go to a special place when I paint, there is layers of life to get through before I can find that flow and rhythm, once there it is a dream, smooth, calm, quiet, silence yet loud as spirit roars.  

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‘SLO skull’ 🎥 new minimotion with soundscape, ‘mind’s wasteland’ featuring a studio sesshin today on my skull painting WIP along with some intermittent cuts to timelapse of an incredible cloud formation and colour show late one afternoon courtesy mother earth

drawing has always been a passion of mine, especially in coffee shops amidst a fresh tasty hot cup of coffee

‘dalibasquiat’ a stencil piece I put on my shed in my backyard, he keeps an eye on things

my ‘SLO skull’ WIP in the studio with a background image of a still frame from my minimotion

Flashback 


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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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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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live art brah

One day hälts walked into a store, his friends store called New Age Books and Crystals, he looked at a wall and it was as if the wall said ‘hälts put a mural up here’, and the rest was history. Fast forward several months and hälts thought to himself, ‘it’s time to get of the studio and do some public live art’. And wouldn’t you know it he found himself in the same shop he put his mural ‘creator’, so he set up his art studio and the rest is history in the works. The moral, if there is one, and to be blunt hälts is not so much an expert on morals, they are hard to define after all, the key here in all of this is simply when it calls, ‘do it’, and by ‘it’ I mean source. Tap the source and don’t look back. 

If you would like to go check out hälts painting click on the link to New Age Crystals and Books, for times and address proceed to the link following this message, hälts will be back at it next weekend! New Age FB link, click here
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Direction is key to moving forward. 

halts setting course

the underlayer, setting the tone for the painting ahead

following a lovely day of painting hålts is smiling and the painting, yet to be titl, takes form

there really is so many ways to see it

this is an old technique, draw the image you want to paint on paper, cut it out, and this becomes the guide to the portrait ahead

the new face is outlined and begins to take shape

many rivers lead to the same ocean

hålts invited a friend to come and make a mark, and she did, gracias Nancy!

so many ways to see it


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on many roads 

‘the healer’ hälts roadtrip ink doodle for a very special friend and healer, thank thank you and Mahaloness be with you🌞🐇✨

and now a quick word from our sponsor, Mahaloness…introducing a new shoe the Mahaloness Rage On! Online store⚡️

hälts ART seen here on Mahaloness is available in a variety of ways including this sweet sneaker called ‘mystic fox’ please check out the link if you are intersted in some new kicks.

mystic fox shoe by hälts, click here or you can email hälts at mahaloness@gmail.com to order prints, info, to say hello, or for art commission inquiries🐚🐇⚡️🗝🌞 always Aloha 

Been on the road a lot lately, camping, forest foraging, hiking, climbing apple trees, bear tracking, observing Eagles while being observed right back, and absorbing the summer vibes. The road has been good to hälts, opening the mind to new possibilities and if there’s one thing this artist has come to realize is spending time in the mountains, in Nature, does wonders for the body, mind, and spirit. It is also this artists intention to get back to some writing, sharing art, sharing minimotions, story telling and life experience with you here on Mahaloness, so please stay tuned. 
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As summer meets fall it is a good time to harvest

‘fox and the flower’ watercolor to digi hybrid art, original artwork is a hälts watercolor commission nearing completion called ‘morining haiku’

‘magpie’ hälts hybrid art

‘white lightening’ hälts still video clip for future minimotion

‘intersect’ hälts roadtrip foto

‘rock face and trees’ hälts raodtrip foto, some BC magic

‘edge of the world’ hälts roadtrip foto BC magic

‘ride on water’ hälts roadtrip foto Galena Bay ferry

‘mystical mountain’ hälts in BC , time in the mountians does wonders for the constitution.


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a healing journey 

Mahaloness is a way of being, it is not a dogma, nor is it a religion, it is derived from the word mahalo, it is an extension mahalo, it is to be in state of thankfulness and in a state of Aloha, taught to me by an elder who felt compelled to pass along some of his wisdom, his name was Kamillo, shared insights into his people, played his ukulele until dawn, and the shared stories of Hawaii, ancient to present. The birth of Mahaloness started when hälts, the author and artist behind Mahaloness, was in a period of conflict between being an artist and trying to make a living with his art. This created conflict between making art to survive versus making art to heal. The line was drawn in the sand and a tug of war ensued, back and forth, trying to find balance, which seemed ever so close, yet so far away. Following years of this back and forth hälts reached a crossroad, choose to be a struggling artist, with a cynical attitude, choose a path to spirit reclamation and a chance to fill the shoes of healer. He made the right choice. Thank you and Mahaloness to those who have witnessed some the journey, hälts remains humble in is here to serve. 
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Moments in creative space with hälts, there is a little bit of everything here, including a hälts hybrid (top) and some fotos from a recent mushroom healing forest forage camping sojourn with a beautiful friend, and an elders path hälts spent a large part of the summer working on, so many lessons, so much wisdom, and as a friend pointed out, a lifelong endeavour. 


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a quick little flashback

I wish I had all the answers and than I would wish I never knew them at all.

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Flashhback to a time when I found myself in between, a transition period, what better place to find oneself than on an island in the middle of the Pacific. Below is some of the creative explorations I found myself on, the force was strong on Maui it was impossible not to want to respond, looking back I am pretty happy I did what I had to do. 

 

Paia town Mahaloness mural by hälts, a dream portal

  

Ho’okipa new moon mural by hälts

  

hälts had quite the audience, Hula girl and Hula guy checking out the built in protective diety mural by hälts

  

The visitation of a praying mantis is quite auspicious and taken as a sign of being on track and also to take it slow, not too fast, be like mantis.

  

Lilikoi softening the edges and a reminder that Nature is the ultimate artist.

 

Remember love and compassion make beautiful waves.