Mahaloness

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


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a little reminiscing 

A poem for the moment. 
Hope you find what your searching for my darling

I hope you find these things 

Because a new beginning is what you needed 
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This is what it’s like to paint for me, I drift in and out, from the here now, to those moments when I was healing my soul from the grind and filling my artistic cup with the jam that keeps me going. I hope you like it, the soundscape is ’painter pilgrimage’ Enjoy! 📽  ‘painter man’ with soundscape ‘painter pilgrimage’ 


This is me in contemplation. I have been working on this WIP called ‘SLO’ for months and months, I am so close to finishing this painting. I have been working with a bit of a heavy heart, I will not complain it is a part of life that we love to sugar coat and throw inspirational quotes at, however the only way to get through things is to let it pass, the art of letting go, non attachment, impermanence. Sometimes I sit for hours with a brush in hand, it is natural to have thoughts during these moments, thoughts about life, art, people, lovers, family, friends, the ocean, you know thoughts. This has been my journey, a painter pilgrimage, I guess it’s my way of passing through life with a sense of dignity and grace, because one cannot know grace without also knowing folly. Although I have my days when I want to walk away from this practice, I wonder what life would be if I had never picked up a paint brush, it seems implausible, because it is. I will never forget the day I told my sister, ‘I am going to be an artist!’, and she replied, ‘you already are.’ So keep on my friends, find a way, and make art not war. (Artwork: the red bicycle by Raya Monroe, bought this painting form a young artist back in the day, it makes me smile, and my watercolour ‘the Shalu kid’) 

And a few moments in time with my WIP ‘SLO’ 

I like to sit and paint next to Rothko.

flashback

A rather old digi painting I made, I love waves, I love the ocean, it brings me great joy of being, soon I will be out again in its frothiness, duck diving waves and with a little luck, getting shacked. 


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a little reminiscing 

A poem for the moment. 
Hope you find what your searching for my darling

I hope you find these things 

Because a new beginning is what you needed 
fotoMahaloness

This is what it’s like to paint for me, I drift in and out, from the here now, to those moments when I was healing my soul from the grind and filling my artistic cup with the jam that keeps me going. I hope you like it, the soundscape is ’painter pilgrimage’ Enjoy! 📽  ‘painter man’ with soundscape ‘painter pilgrimage’ 


This is me in contemplation. I have been working on this WIP called ‘SLO’ for months and months, I am so close to finishing this painting. I have been working with a bit of a heavy heart, I will not complain it is a part of life that we love to sugar coat and throw inspirational quotes at, however the only way to get through things is to let it pass, the art of letting go, non attachment, impermanence. Sometimes I sit for hours with a brush in hand, it is natural to have thoughts during these moments, thoughts about life, art, people, lovers, family, friends, the ocean, you know thoughts. This has been my journey, a painter pilgrimage, I guess it’s my way of passing through life with a sense of dignity and grace, because one cannot know grace without also knowing folly. Although I have my days when I want to walk away from this practice, I wonder what life would be if I had never picked up a paint brush, it seems implausible, because it is. I will never forget the day I told my sister, ‘I am going to be an artist!’, and she replied, ‘you already are.’ So keep on my friends, find a way, and make art not war. (Artwork: the red bicycle by Raya Monroe, bought this painting form a young artist back in the day, it makes me smile, and my watercolour ‘the Shalu kid’) 

And a few moments in time with my WIP ‘SLO’ 

I like to sit and paint next to Rothko.

flashback

A rather old digi painting I made, I love waves, I love the ocean, it brings me great joy of being, soon I will be out again in its frothiness, duck diving waves and with a little luck, getting shacked. 


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when I’m there 

I walk this earth alone, yet I am not alone, there is 7.4 billion and rising humans here with me. I have often felt a connection to the wolf, in fact there was a time I visited an old shaman who pointed out that my spirit animal is a wolf, a lone wolf. When he told me this my whole life flashed before my eyes, and everything made sense to me. I am hälts, a painter who spends most of his time alone, making paintings that recollect things that I have experienced in my travels, mostly alone. Even when I was with someone I felt alone. This has been my curse and blessing, because on one hand I am human and as a human affection to another is something desirable, on the other hand the world is so complex that the notion that one will fall in love with one person and will live happily ever after seems but a dream. For now I will continue making marks, building character, and painting. I am hälts, I am nobody, unknown, alone, right next to you.

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I’ve been working on multiple paintings lately, I am very much a slow painter, and this series collectively is called ‘SLO’. 

‘SLO’ this work started out as a live painting which a I am now finishing up in the studio

‘forest wolf’ WIP stars out as a live painting I have continued to work on this darling in the studio.


and now a new special minimotion 

‘when I’m there’ 📽new minimotion in studio sesshin special edition with soundscape ‘I think of you’ featuring some recent art explorations in SLO mo, some cloud timelapse, paper shadow art, and a bus ride ride, from Bowness to the Pacific Ocean, these are the places I revisit when I am sitting and painting in my studio. 


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dream peace 

Yew! New hälts minimotion ‘peace dream and an ocean’ 🐚 with soundscape ‘a man alone ain’t got no chance’, featuring hälts zoetrope animaiton ‘Dali!’test strips, hälts painting dots, EspressoKino Italian cinema night at the Roasterie in Ktown, and the ocean🐚 Visual storytelling is hälts passion, and he is stoked to be working on these little gems. He sees many more of these in the future, for now please sit back and enjoy the show. 

‘dream peace and an ocean’ inspired by Hemmingway and the sea 


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dream, bliss, ritual and dankness

A dream….

I was walking and discovered that I was lost, so I kept walking trying to remember where I am, who I am and what I am doing here. The void grew and slowly  the world around me that I took for granted disappeared and a blanket of darkness cloaked the light. As I moved forward the sounds of familiarity faded into silence, the smells I once loved were not there, and the air was tasteless. Soon I lost touch I seemed to be floating in no particular direction, I tried to remember what I looked like, nothing, I tried to remember the lovers I had once loved, nothing, I tried to remember my friends, nothing, family, nothing, there was only nothingness. 
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Ktown Bliss mimimotion picture show by hälts with soundscape courtesy the artist


city eyes 🕶✌🏽️✨hälts hybrid art (painting to digital)

coconut 🍍docufoto from a Maui sojourn

ritual is key, setting intention while acknowledging the ancient ones.

dancer in the night 🌌 hälts hybrid art (painitng to digital)

dank….sometimes it just is


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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)


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tapping source

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when you are ‘in it’ reality loses it’s bite

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Doing the dance, trance artist dance that is, which puts me into an altered state, no different than my ancestor artists  50 000 years ago making their marks in a cave, or a Bushman in South Africa 200 years ago dancing around a fire for hours and hours to the point of utter exhaustion, tapping into the same source. foto: Walt Flemming, champion effort my friend

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Working the William Blake hours 9pm-5am, what a journey, so quiet, so peaceful, yet the creative force strong and omnipresent. foto: Walt Flemming

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The only thing that holds us back is fear, fear of the unknown, fear of failure, fear of the night, fear of letting the self be itself. This is possible to overcome by trusting oneself while doing it, being it, and seeing it through. 

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an altered foto of the ‘Creator’ mural, tapping source. 

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post sesshin portrait, as above so below

…and now a special mini motion picture show with sound courtesy halts, this is a stop animation of a watercolour paying homage to one of my favourite artists, Salvador Dali.

And finally…

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is completely thrilled to share with you my Mahaloness (halts ART) collection on VIDA!
What is this?

This collection represents a variety of vibrant artwork that will compliment those good vibes you know you are.  I’m really proud today to share this work with you, it is a new direction for my art as it joins forces with the world of conscious fashion.
I’m really excited to collaborate with VIDA for this collection. VIDA is a new kind of fashion ecommerce company that connects artists like me all over the world with producers to bring our work to life. For every product sold, VIDA hopes to provide the gift of literacy to the makers they work with, this is a beautiful action in motion and Mahaloness honoured to help make this happen!

Below are some of my favourite items from this collection. …
VISIT MY COLLECTION AT: click here to view my VIDA collection
Thank you,
Shane

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here is a couple samples from my VIDA collection<3

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BeBuddha

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INbetween