Mahaloness

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


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every rose has its thorns

First off my new website is up and flowing. I have ventured into new territory and it is my great pleasure to share it with you. It will keep evolving and as is everything in life a learning experience. For those womderifl beongs who go to check it out please do leave comments, and share any concerns, insights or questions you may have. Mahalo, hälts

Link to haltsart.com

Hälts Yard Art

Below is a couple of paintings that have been selected for an Imagine Asia Exhibit which takes place at CSpace Calgary May 27 until June 3rd 1-6 pm, each day. Early on in my art journey I was inspired by Japanese Art including Geishas, Manga and Kabuki Cahracters. I also was introduced to Tibetan Art by meeting Romio Shrestha in the middle of the Pacific Ocean on the Big Island of Hawai’i. It was a magical encounter and his Thangka paintings completely turned me inside out and pushed me into another direction with respect to my work. Yes I can produce work that is beautiful, emotional, and thought provoking….however I also see the capacity of art to heal and help guide others through life’s roller coaster ride. Perhaps I could easily find more mass appeal through painting landscapes or dog portraits, however I find my freedom to make art a precious gift that I am not willing to give up so easily. A couple interesting points about these works is that they both started out as live art performances. I also see the importance of transmitting the messages I have received along the path and form the places I am grateful to have visited. 

Shifting Perspectives


Earth Buddha

 

And now some cave action, yes I crawled into a cave a friend took to me to and left some marks. Perhaps they will be preserved and rediscovered 40 000 years from now, what will that look like I wonder? 

Intermission Hybrid Art

I made this hybrid art not so long ago, and a friend contacted me not long after and said this made him think synesthesia. I have often expericnced sound as colours, and apparently it is a relatively rare condition. It can also be related to and experienced in briefly during pychedelic explorations.  I mean who knows really, I think we as humans are capable of so many things that defy logic and the rational explanation, and not everything I do is related to psychedelic experience much to the surprise of people who seem to think that’s where my ideas come from. Not to discount the pyschonauts of our time, or the magic of these experiences, I have always seen the world as supernatural experience, often keeping it to myself to avoid having to explain myself. 

‘Synesthesia’ hälts hybrid art

Buffalo (principle animal drawing study)

The studio always in flux, with a new WIP (middle) inspired by a mural I made called ‘Creator’ and my hand painted shaman skateboard art as well as my Earth Buddha painting.


BC soul vitamin is key to keeping my constitution in a healthy state. I will never ever take this place for granted, it is too damn precious and magical for that to happen. 


My moms garden is truly a sanctuary, the birds love it, the bees love it, the insects love it, thr frogs love it, the works love it, the plants dig it, the squirrels love it, the spiders love it, the ants love it, it’s pretty much a hit all around and inspired me to do the same back home, however my is a little smaller, baby steps. 


More BC stuff coming soon, thank you and Mahalos for being here. 💚🌞❤️


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be like watercolour

Mindfullness does not attach to a thought, when in full sail one does not drop anchor.

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It has been sometime when I just painted for the sake of painting, no reason, no excuses, just plain and simple exercsing my right to expression and tapping into the unlimited fuel called imagination. 

I started a new watercolour, back to the basics, here a portrait of a beautiful french actress, I love french actresses, don’t know why, I just do.

  

    

bee friendly

  

my office today, it was a wonderfully pleasant day.

  

dandelions equals happy bees

  

when you open your eyes the world opens its eyes, sometimes in multiples like my hidden friend the sipder.

 

My heart and thoughts are with Japan at th moment may Earth settle peacefully and those families and people in crisis get the help they need. 

And lastly a new dress design featuring a detail from a hälts Buddha painting, Click here to order this dress from my online store, remember to use the ‘Mahaloness’ code 

 


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Spirited

“The spirit is like the wind you can’t fully grasp it.” -Pancho Nobert

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The artist path is one of patience, perseverence, and constant practice. Throughout the journey there will be experienes, countless experiments, endless information and encounters that adjust your perception of the world. This will inevitably end up in your work, which depending in the person comes with a certain lag time between effect and response. This of course may be slightly altered from one to person to the next, there are many factors such as environment, social economic and political climate, passion, endurance, resolve and so on. For this artist the journey and the destination are one and same, they are always changing and impermanent, this can be both a blessing and a challenge, knowing this there is nothing to hold onto, no ‘mistakes’…the trick is to remember this when things go sideways.


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so many things

So many things:

to write

to say

to give

to share

to do…

 

breathe

do what you can and be okay with that, than do some more.

 

And now a quote by Alejandro Jodorosky (if you are unfamiliar look him up, I recommend watching his film, ‘El Topo’ but than again it is your adventure),

‘Once the arrow is launched, one cannot make it return to the bow.’

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The experience is impermanent, the journey continues, the soldier marches forth, the artist makes another mark, the barber shapes another dome, the dog barks for another bone. The journey continues, the beat is followed by one more beat, than another, than another. The man who has a stroke, a seizure, a heart attack, an aneurysm, a man who loses his wife to cancer and the man who is diagnosed with brain cancer continues to get up and take on the world, even if it is weird. The struggle is real, the struggle is an illusion, the struggle is a struggle when it is real. The journey continues, the parents get old in front of your eyes, the sisters, the brothers, the ones you love get older and some of them get sick or may fall and break a bone, life is real, even though it is an illusion, so many questions, so many answers, binary opposition keeps the machine running fine. Eat meat, eat veggies, eat shit, eat whatever it takes to keep you alive, even though it is possible what you eat can help you not live so long. The irony of life is death, and beyond death we just don’t know until that time comes when you find yourself knocking at Heavens door.

And now fotos of work and moments in time of this artist leading up to a new art show called “<3” in Calgary on display at Essentia Mattress store, located 1113 Kensington Rd N.W. and runs all of February with an artist opening on the 14th of February, 2016 between 2-4 pm. All  are welcome, so come on down and celebrate this wonderful thing we call art, free naps available as it is a mattress shop, and they happen to sell really nice organic mattresses that take sleeping and dreaming to a whole other level.

 

 


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Update on Mahaloness

Been working in some new paintings and doing lots of travelling this past summer and fall, the blog has been a little slow as a result. I do have a good feeling as winter approaches there will be an upsurge of Mahaloness for my fellow Earth beings. You can also find me on Instagram as ‘Mahaloness’

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in the meantime here is a few things I have been working on, enjoy.

Mask No.23

ink to digital

c. hälts ART 2015

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Ho’okipa Sunset tide pools

travel docufoto

c. hälts ART 2015

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Something new I am trying and great way to enjoy my art, I am now working with RageON! Follow the link to check out my latest stuff! To chck out my hälts ART White Tara sweatshirt all-over print, click hereimage

a new hältsART video production. c.2015 a visual with sound expereince.

I am in rhythm with the night as the dreamtime work continues…(new paintings in studio Mahaloness)image

a new hältsART Buddha commission in flow…image


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hälts ART has many faces…

I woke up and it was a new day. -Shumi

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Foam Children mural for Otis, Carl, and Marcy Puerto Escondido c.2014 -the ocean and surfing are great teachers

Earth Buddha Acrylic on Canvas c.2015

Earth Buddha
Acrylic on Canvas
c.2015

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Enter the Mahaloness chamber -studio sesshin, where the magic goes down docufoto with digital art overlay c.2015

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Dali! no.2 Watercolour c.2015 -part of an ongoing series called Painter Paparazzi, hälts ART takes on the celebrities of past and present

A paintamentary inspired by Werner Herzog's documentary, 'Herdsmen of the Sun' Medium: acrylic and aersol on canvas c.2010

A paintamentary inspired by Werner Herzog’s documentary, ‘Herdsmen of the Sun’
Medium: acrylic and aersol on canvas
c.2010