Mahaloness

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


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time travel 

To keep words to a minimum which perhaps might seem counterintuitive to a blog called WordPress… as the old saying goes a photo says a thousand words and my minimotions multiply that tenfold. First up some flora from my mom’s magic garden. I have been blessed all these years with her green thumb wizardry, a true sanctuary it is, so peaceful and easy on the eyes, nose, ears, touch, mind, soul….


And now a couple of minimotions including on the road footage from a recent film job I was on, travelling back in time. 

​​’saw horses’ 💛 hälts went to the ranch for some work minimoiton.

​’travelling thru prehistorica’ 🚜 hälts time travel minimotion with soundscape ‘swollen river’ featuring some on the road footage captured in the past few dayzzzzzz. 

​​​’time travelling at the speed of the moon’ 🚜 hälts minimotion with soundscape ‘now and then’ featuring a bunch of recent footage travelling along country roads at the crack of dawn, and some backyard painting with some flash edits of a magic bus mural I once painted…perhaps a response to the recent sighting of the beast.

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be the mountain 


the badlands 
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yellow roses from my mom’s garden

sanctuary garden

old mural days and a WIP called ‘Creator’ do we or do we not hold the key to the universe?…

red bear or blue bear (painting detail)

wolf man from the hälts drawing book collection

made moons ago, I guess I was thinking about the modern self portrait

mural spontaneous mural 2012 Paia town North Shore Maui


Everything comes around and goes around; forgetting, letting go, moving onwards is futile until one finds it within themselves to forgive and be forgiven. 

early hybrid art incorporating a b&w photo and painting using digi tech


Lastly and no less important than anything else shared on this post I wanted to continue to remind and or introduce folks to my new website haltsart.com which features my art on very useful items with you in mind, all made in Canada and with 100 % pure Aloha. 


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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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flower power 

Somedays you just need to stop and smell the flowers, and this is exactly what hälts did. 

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Here are some fotos from hälts moms secret magic garden, it takes a lot of work, care and attention to maintain a garden, this has been a great lesson for hälts and inspires him to put that kind of carr and attention into his art practice.

the elders home in BC, a hidden bit of paradise

hälts stone path completed last summer look as if it’s been there forever

nothing like a good magic garden watercolur sesshin, seen here is hälts WIP ‘painted turtle’s dream’

life is full of everything imaginable and unimaginable, taking the time to sit and let the human spirit express is a key to a healthy life


hälts ink from his white lodge book juxtaposed with his moms summer roses


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the path 

 Art is journey, it is all encompassing, always changing, one might even say transforming. In this lifetime there is only so much time, so small sacrifices are made in order to make healing, positive, meaningful art. What goes in is what will come out, and to be self aware is a vital part of the process. Tapping source and Nature exploration is necessary, while letting the subconscious be what it is, mindfully aware of how it  dances. Finding balance in a world with seemingly endless information is helpful, it is easy to be overwhelmed. There is an urgency to get things done because time seems fleeting and life demands, the essential practice is to breathe, ground and remain in a state of calm in the storm.  This is a daily practice that wavers and undulates, constantly learning and growing, this is the the path hälts is on. 

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new hälts minimotion ‘between’ and the soundscape is called ‘tapping source’ 

the healer painting superimposed over the woods and mountains of BC, Canada, Naturally

the carver, hälts main vehicle in between destinations)

hälts ink ‘spirit eye’ from the white lodge book

hälts palettes mirrored

‘double butterfly’ hälts hybrid art (painting to digital)

hälts ‘in it’ (live painting at Calgary New Age Books and Crystals located 104 10 St NW)


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a flower child in dark times 

I was talking to a friend today about some artist woes, the attempt to sustain art in a world that demands you to play by its rules, he simply said to me,

‘Dude I hear you. You are an artist making his way in a world that batters you. This is a storm now bro. Its gonna take time. You are confronted with a meaningless reality. Society tries to pound meaning into it for us. But resist bro! Make your own meaning. Im here as buddy.’

To this hälts replies Mahaloness, and a deep soulful thank you, carry on! 
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The following is a collection of hälts hybrid art, minimotion and soundscapes all made by hälts or at least composed by hälts because let’s face it we all influence each other, inspire each other and push each other, this is what makes life great rather than headlines news telling us it isn’t. 

gardenecosystemmicroclimate hybrid art by hälts

‘the other world’ hybrid art by hälts

the elders path handmade by hälts, here nearing completion, what a journey, more on that in future posts.

‘thought streams’ hybrid art by hälts watecolour to digital

and now a brand new hälts minimotion with soundscape ‘eye see’ featuring hälts in BC need I say more, enjoy⚡️⚡️⚡️


‘paradise’ hybrid art by hälts

pathmaking is Zen, Zen is pathmaking

‘gardenecosystemmicroclimate’ hybrid art by hälts

many thanks for tuning in, be well. 


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drala in BC

 Although the sun is always in the sky, what is it that causes you to look up and see that it is there? Although magic is always available, what allows you to discover it? The basic definition of drala is “energy beyond aggression.” The only way to contact that energy is to experience a gentle state of being in yourself. -‘Shambhala. The Sacred Path of the Warrior’ by Chögyam Trungpa

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For the past little while hälts has been soaking up some BC magica, taking in as much as is humanly possbile while giving back to his elders, building a safe and sturdy path so they may move easily and confortably. The artistic flow enters new territory, gaining a new appreciation of the work of stone masons. Similar to painting, the act of mark making takes on 3-D form, brick to brick, stone to stone,  one step closer to final composition. There is a sense of fulfillment and happiness in this work, it will be interesting to see how this influences hälts artistic practice as he continues along the artists path.

The artist path, literally.

  

The inspector checking the pathway workmanship on a hot and sunny day.

  

Working in the yard making a path and one cannot but help be entralled by the sacred geometry.

  

Breaks by the lake put life to persecptive as BC soaks into my soul, or isnit th either way around, gratitude all around.

  

As the moon crosses sky so too does deer cross the Earth, as above so below.

  

The ‘wolfman’ painting by hälts including feathers, birch bark and acrylic paint. This painting portrays the effects of spending quality time in BC.

  

‘dancer on the lake’ a hybrid art by hälts, the first version of this series was projected in Louvre in Paris last summer, this a reminder that a small gesture can really go a long long way.

  

flower child at heart.

  

‘flower of another dimension’

 


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Life.

Life is life is life.

 

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Life.

 

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Ponder my next move as I observe the latest technoligical catastrophy.

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new hältsART animation/ Apple satirical ad spoof ‘Apple transmutation’

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back to the drawing board ‘Eagle transformation’

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Honoured to be published in CoSM journal no. 9 ‘Divinity’

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Tapping source, onwards!