Mahaloness

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


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Creative Worker 

 I am a difficult stubborn human being with a heart of gold. I bare many scars, I must of been a warrior in another life. I am a human who chose to take the path of art, with no specific goal, just to be in the present and create as much art as a I can in this short lifetime. I fall in love too easily, this has created a few masterpieces. I often paint for hours on end, and take intermittent smoke breaks in the alley way. I like to stare up at the stars at night and take in the glow of the moon. I love peanut butter on toast, and boil my eggs for 9 minutes, which seems to be the perfect amount of time. When I am not painting I drink coffee, and make things to eat. I once put a girlfriend in a painting, I have since stopped that practice. I have worked with humans with terminal illnesses. I have held a man’s hand in his dying moments. I like to paint with Otis, the next generation, he gives me advice on life and teaches me patience. In a matter of speaking I am a ghost, unknown, right in front of you, even though you would say you never saw me. They say every man needs a companion, I guess mine has been painting, steady, always there when I need her, and puts up with my moods, she seen me at my worse and best, and yet always there, omnipresent. It is a mystery as to why I ended up an artist, I guess you could say it was fate. It seems to me that there is still plenty of Mystery left in the world. I have tended to pay close attention to what’s going around me. Whether it is a look on someone’s face, a smile, a tear, a far away stare in the reflection of a train window, a bird in the tree, this is the pulse that I am interested in. I have long been an observer of things, watching the world unfold before my eyes, which by all accounts is directed by an insatiable curiosity. It’s as if I have Orson Welles directing the picture show that is my life, capturing the accidental moments, strange happenings, this is normal for me. I see things that most miss, not because they can’t see it, they are distracted by touch screens and neurotic scrolling, looking for something better than their mundane existence. This mundane is only mundaneness because we have lost the joy of our being in the moment. We are chasing dreams, or running away fromh things, depending on how you look at it. Perhaps this is why time flies, were always seeking the next bend, the next big thing, that will save us from our loneliness. Orson Welles said it best, “love and friendship is the nearest thing that we can find to create the illusion that we are not totally alone.” Well my friends I am happily alone to be me in this world that spins around and around, no beginning, no end, cycling with the cycles, writing blogs and making art in between. 

Now a foto to go with words above and a new minimotion.

‘moonbeams’ 

🎥 a hälts minimotion sepia ail feature of a full moon sesh last night, under the glow did paint flow and human turned artist in the solitude of his home. 

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These are some recent docufotos of life in and out of the studio. 

The latest creation abstract no.3 which looks to be a diptych

spirit of my silence

I started to lay out my work to see where I am at with things.

new finished abstract painting no. 2 hanging on the wall with headlamp light illumination.

the studio in flow zone.

my black shroud as I shed some layers.

ideas in head made into a quick rendering for further thought.

me and Otis painting.


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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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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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creative explorations

There is no end in sight when it comes to the good work.

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-set ups, famous portraits/painter papparazi and in between the brush strokes surf trips to rekindle the soul

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live art set up for Black History month circa 2013 -endless creative explorations

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Sunshine Coast Mona Lisa c.2011 acrylic on driftwood (flotsam)

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¡Dali! watercolour c.2015

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Red Tara analog (painting) to digital art c.2015

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‘Buddhabear’ acrylic on wood panel c.2012

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Surf trip in between paintings, taking care of the spirit and tapping the Source.

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In the studio, two paintings on the go ‘Mana’ & ‘Are you a Believer? No.5’ c. 2015


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Aloha A’ina Sesshins

In 2012 I travelled to Maui to do some soul searching and connect with the land and sea. I spent much of the time sitting and drawing, channelling the energy of the island and letting my pen translate the feeling I that flowed though my being. Each place I visited grounded me by letting the environment introduce me to the A’ina, which is a Hawaiian word for ‘Earth, land’. Aloha A’ina means love for the land, love of the land. I have always felt that I am a child of the land and have exepreinced this feeling in many places around this precious Earth. The land, sea and air offer lessons to us that can be benefitial to our well being and bring persepctive to the challanges we face in this lifetime. When we shift our thoughts and let Nature mind in we open doors to healing, both for oursleves and the land we are part of.

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Japanese accordion style moleskine doodle, Maui Sesshins c.2012 (aka A’ina Sesshins)

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Aloha A’ina

  • ‘love of the land’


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Canada Day

I set up a pop up hälts ART gallery yesterday for the  Canada Day celebation. On the day my helper, and up coming artist Raya, helped to curate the display and I  set up a mini studio to do some live art. One of the things I like to do when making live art is to enagage with the public, including the younger folk and offer them the chance to make a mark. The result is pure magic, and this day was no exception. 

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Raya running the show, hälts pop up mini gallery (also known as a whirlwind place) 

 

I am always amazed by impromptu  collaborations,big MAHALO to everyone who contributed to the live art, Mahaloness all the way.

  

My bus art hapoened to be in the hood, a beacon of hope.  

Even a mark on a pallette can be a thing of beauty, abstract art at its finest. 

  

Bassbus mural by Shane Haltman aka hälts 

 

Thank you to everyone for coming out and for participating, what a great way to celebrate Canada! Eh. 

Special thanks to Rebecca, Raya, Robert Hilton, Andrej and all the volunteers, good show.