Mahaloness

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


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Summertime heatwave

Life is hustle

keeping mind in tune

to the rhythms of the season

Summertime 

In full bloom

heatwave 

drink water 

your good 

it’s time to hit the road 

….and now some fotos and a minimotion special feature ⚡️

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Rise with the tide, going with the flow, paddling when necessary, hälts has been a busy little artist 

hälts in his studio being himself for the sake of the document

‘pueo’s dream’ a new painting on recycled cardboard, recently completed for Karen😎🙌🌞

therianthropic images often enter a hälts painting because he paints from spirit, detail from ‘pueo’s dream’

‘za lightening’ recent storm still frame from a video clip for a future minimotion

David Hockney moment no. 23575 perhaps a future watercolour theme

‘soaring’ hälts eagle friend in mid nips what makes hälts tick

Happy Post 4th of July, hälts painting from the archives ‘Pride’

hälts be eating right, kale form the garden, oh yeah🌿💚

new painting WIP titled ‘SLO’ hanging with ‘therianthropica’

la studio Mahaloness in full effect (timelapse footage for future minimotion) 

And NOW! hälts minimotion special feature presentation⚡️🌞😎🔥💛🌴🌹💫🇨🇦​
‘those eyes tho’ 🐬 new hälts minimotion with soundscape ‘my passport expired’ featuring hand painted Vans for @zoe.h23 who sent hälts a DM concerning some sneaks she wanted painted, hälts was up for the challenge and this special feature hopefully captures the essence of what hälts does, which is paint and with a little luck inspire, Mahaloness out to Zoë, hälts hopes you are wearing them! 🦄 side note hälts is off to Portland to meet his forest faerie friend ✨✨✨

hälts is on Instagram as Mahaloness, follow this link⚡️ Mahaloness⚡️


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a beautiful thing 

It has been a beautiful start to the summer, hälts has been in the studio, with periodic trips to BC to visit family, hang out with the wildlife and reenergize for ​​the work ahead. Life is a beautiful.

Minimotion Special Feature! 

‘pueo sesshins’ 🕯 hälts was ‘in it’ late last night trying to finish his ‘pueo’s dream’ here is a new minimotion featuring timelapse clips from various sesshins with soundscape ‘cumulus rising’ ​​​

‘a rose is but a rose’ 🌹 new hälts minimotion with soundscape ‘slo down’ featuring some timelapse footage from a recent BC sojourn to visit the elders, and hälts WIP ‘painted turtle’s dream’ using a few in camera tricks😎​​​


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feeding the soul 

Art is here to nourish the soul and gives us things to consider as we navigate this life together.

It has been true to hälts that to be an artist means you are always on and, there is always  work to be done.  The practice is ceaseless and the behind the scenes work  is no slouch. It is a part of the modern day artist and the ever ending ‘get your work out there!’ This  includes  promotion, finding commissions, cataloging and formatting the work, social media, doing live art, all of which takes time. This does not mean that hälts chains himself to the easel, it’s a good idea to put down the brush, leave the studio and go get some life experience, take time to do be with family, and visit the local wildlife. This feeds the soul of an artist and are key ingredients in hälts art process recipe.  Art might come from within, however it is the external that informs and offers ideas and fuels the human spirit which all goes back into the work. As much as hälts puts attention and care into the aesthetic of his work, there is a message in his paintings, drawings and minimotions. The message is this, we live in this world, we being humans, we also live amongst other living beings and all of us live together in various environments that we all rely upon, and when in a healthy state, thrive on. In hälts eyes we owe it to ourselves and to each other and all the living creatures on this living and breathing planet, to take care of it, treat it well, and do things that will ensure it lasts for future generations, otherwise we are heading down a perilous road and all this beauty and wonder will simply vanish before our eyes. Now some scenes form a recent sojourn to visit the elders, and spend some quality time with the natiral surroundings, flora, fauna, clouds, Sky, water, Eagles, hummingbirds, chipmunks, flowers, well, all of it. 

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first up a minimotion ‘getting squirrelly’ with soundscape ‘take it in full’ a recon mission by hälts after his mom said a squirrel has been raiding her hummingbird feeder, priceless 

caught inda act


bald eagle sanctuary

hälts took his Fineline fish out for a paddle, hopefully the eagle doesn’t pick it up in its talons, they are massive birds of prey, just an honour to spend time with them in this magical place

a rose from mama bears magic garden

‘two worlds’ either we protect these sites or we watch them vanish before our eyes


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no time zone

I have done my share of drifting in this lifetime, going to places that I have never been before, experiencing the unknown, observing and participating in rituals that strengthen character and connection to this place called home.

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moments in spacetime and experiences in peace of mind.

doing live art at Entheos festival BC

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a moth friend, it has been my experience that insects visit me while I am in it.IMG_4133.JPG

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studio where I leave the hectic world and enter the no time zoneIMG_4321.JPG

The magic of it is in the doing. -Zen and Zero

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hälts art shop and gallery


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hand painted wearable art

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This is a commission piece I worked on a few years back, the imagery painted on the hat represents the medicine wheel, the 4 seasons and and the animals associated with each direction and season. The eagle represents a connection to the Divine and lives both in the spirit realm as well as Earth realm.

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a new hat that features both my painting and drawing styles combined

IMG_4211.JPGa commission roughly half way through painting a Tibetan inspired dragon with flames going out it’s mouth forming into an eye.

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for inquiries find me here

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Franz Klined

When I started painting seriously I was really into the New York School and the Abstract Expressionist scene from the 50’s and 60’s. I really enjoyed researching the likes of Gorky, Hoffman, Franz Kline, Kandinsky, Rothko, Pollack, Barnett Newman, de Kooning and so on. I do consider myself to be connected to a similar flow that many of these artists were tapping into and in a many ways they endured a lot of suffering as they pioneered the way to new methods of communicating the human spirit in all it’s richness. I owe these artists and others similar to them for their courageous work.
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‘Franz Klined’ 24×48 acrylic panel c.2006IMG_3408.JPGthe early days in the studio

IMG_5060.JPGthe gift of art sets the human spirit free similar to an eagle soaring high above the tapestry Eagle Spirit


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Animal art

fotoMahaloness – four winged friends: owl water colour, hawk30 second doodle, spray custom stencil Tibetan aum pueo/owl, acrylic paint brushed eagle (ancientnewness the title of this painting)

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link to more of my art online
My love for the animal world in synchronicity with the human world is a motif you will find throughout my work. Some say visionary art is a departure from the ordinary world, art as a tool for transformation. For me art is an opportunity to turn dreams into reality and to leave behind a document of what was and what might be. When the ‘might be’ comes into fruition, potential energy goes kinetic, raising vibrations, and is a catalyst to healing a disenfranchised spirit.
wolfman painting

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Wolfman acrylic and birch bark on canvas (private collection.)