Mahaloness

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


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I think therefore I paint

Over the course of my artistic practice I have been thinking about what it means to be a painter. Some artists believe they were born to paint. Others were born into paint. While some artists are just enigmas, and we may never really know why they made the art they did. So why paint? What should I paint? Who am I painting for? Am I any good? These are good questions to ask yourself, however in the act of doing these tend to become irrelevant. In the act of being a painter my intuition takes over, which is higher state of self that I have come to know and trust in my work. This is a good thing as there is a lot of uncertainty involved in the process which the doubting mind loves to feed on. It is key to see things through, this has been my life motto, even when all seems lost, and nothing is going right, I keep working through it, and this has been a real area of discovery for me.

My curiosity with painting is perhaps the mystery of painting in itself. I can’t help myself but be drawn to the mystery and, I have made it my life’s purpose to explore it. I have focused on learning ways to make pictures that are genuine hälts; with all the weirdness, the magic, the sorrow, the joy; the nuances of being human whilst living in these silly world. I am by no means well known, however I make art that is both beautiful, celebrated and adorned by some very beautiful humans out there who through chance I have had the great pleasure to meet in this lifetime.

Side note and after thoughts on painting….

I once met a man who believed our lives are predetermined, such that we have no say in our destiny. I am more inclined to believe we do have the capacity to steer our own ship, however there is a flow and rhythm to life, so determining how you want to ride through it is a good starting point. My ship happens to be art, and my main sail is painting. Art has some pretty deep roots to tap into and even after all these years of practice I have yet to fully understand it. Art remains to me a truthful experience documenting life’s mystery and just as winters reveal bits of the truths about ourselves, mark by mark, painting by painting I am revealing my experience. This may not be your experience however surely there is some common ground, that which defies the rational, and hits on some deeper spiritual level. In my practice I am expressing my truth, my inner light, and channeling what gos through my mind. This perhaps is not too disimliar to what my ancient ancestors were doing when they painted on a cave wall. When I work I am very aware of my feelings, my mood, my thoughts and my spirit. This in part is what I am communicating along with the mystery, the unknown and the irrational.

hälts minimoiton archive 2016

hälts working on a mural called ‘Creator’, a public art installation piece for peace of mind.

 

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a window into the hälts painting oeuvre


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BC magica

Following a busy couple of months hälts the artist behind the art and fotos you see here on Mahaloness decided it was best to head west and spend time in his second home, where the elders live, Windermere BC, East Kootenay. I see the valley as a continuously morphing painting, each time I look, something new added to the composition, ceaseless magica, and a place where the mind eases. 

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make a mile -mark reynolds from bowden

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Nature’s pollinating system

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The metamorphosis of the dragonfly, hidden between the interlocing secti of a boat slip so easily missed, such an amazing process by Nature

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What does my dragonfly friend see?

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In my mind this was a double overhead Hawaiian, even if it is only a lake and that would be highly improbable.

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As another day meets night .

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Visions imprinted on my mind. Hybrid art by hälts ink and digifoto

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Setting sun on the water as golden light cast upon a man in peaceful solitude.

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Sparkling light on lake mimicking cosmos above.

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‘the Trickster’ hybrid art by hälts, order your custom hälts original today, see my homepage for contact info, this is no ordinary art, this is art with soul, with heart, and light. (paint, ink printed on wood with enamel finish for Angel)