Mahaloness

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


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the calm after the chaos 

Ok my friends I do apologize for being a little absent from the blogosphere, it is has been a whirlwind of activity in the art den, studio Mahaloness, as I begin work on new projects, wrap up older projects and plan my year ahead. This is not an easy task for the artist type, and perhaps I am generalizing a little bit here, it’s just really difficult at times to juggle 8 things at once, paint, frame work, document work, and all the stuff in between, eat, and than…..sit down and write something meaningful. I am beginning to realize that I have been a master of avoiding responsibility and have been living somewhat in a world of chaos and even conflict, which I foolishly believed was integral to my art, and journey. I am at a new stage in my life, and even though that was part of my growth, I am happy that those years are now behind me. Currently I am in the process of learning to work with a calendar, which prior to this revelation was my kryptonite. I have been writing things done in my artist books, which act as place to write thoughts, draw, doodle, and also make lists, however I have found that as soon as a list is not visible it is also easy to forget what was on the list. By putting a calendar on the wall, what a novel idea….it is right there in front of my eyes and subsequently things get done. This has been a invaluable tool so far, as I can clearly see what’s in store, what’s next and most important reaching deadlines. I am not saying I have been totally flailing prior to this realization, it’s just that the chaos was overpowering sometimes and made for a little more stress than is necessary. Let’s face it, life is a sweet and short experience, so making the most of the moments is a priority worth investing in. So moving on it is my pleasure to reintroduce myself, hälts, and to say hello, thank you for your patience and interest in Mahaloness, it has been quite the journey and I look forward to what’s ahead. 

Hälts Art Announcement 

I am excited to announce that I am working on a website for hälts ART, it will be a portal for you to purchase LTD Ed. Prints, greeting cards and more. I will feature an array of my artwork, however I will be starting small, as a I am only one human. I want to offer you my best work and in a few different styles. This will include fine art prints and wood prints to name a couple. I anticipate that the website will be up around Feb. 18th, 2018, so not long at all. I would be over joyed to send my art to your lovely sanctuaries, wherever that may be. So stay tuned my friends! 

AND NOW…

Below is an animation of a helmet I painted for an athlete competing in the Winter games. It is not everyday I get these types of projects so I do encourage you to check out the link to an incredible story that is both, touching and magical, and provides a glimpse at the brighter side of humanity….

A truly incredible story about courage, please click here


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Artist tip: clean your studio once and a while, it is okay to make a mess, it’s also useful to know where things are so when you are in the heat of creativity so that you are able to handle the chaos by organzing your work station. When you are aware of where all your tools are, than you don’t have to break your flow.

This image below is called ‘Pink Sun’ it is a hälts hybrid art and combines a mural called ‘Creator’ which I painted in 2016 superimosied over a Nature foto doc I captured last summer during fire season, when the skies were filled with smoke. This print is available, and will be featured on my new website. 

The image below is called ‘the Healer’ it is a detail from a recently completed painting, and will also be available as a print on my website, and yes I will be expanding on this in future posts.

The following images is a new WIP called ‘pink dragon’ which started out as a live painting. I am now working on it in the studio and wanted to share a little bit of the progression. I like to use my drawing skills and make paper and transparencies so I can get my composition, I also use my computer in the conceptual stage, although I prefer the hands on, tactile approach. It is acrylic on cardboard, and is part of a series called ‘recycled’ which explores the recycling of ideas, thoughts, art, symbols, myth, story, etc. I will expand on this in future posts, this is an introduction of what’s to come here on Mahaloness. 

What would a painter be without his painting sucks, here Bill Murray reminds me to laugh and not take life too seriously when possible. 

Onwards! 


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live art brah minimotion

‘live art brah’ 🐇hälts minimotion with sound brah featuring live art sesshins at Calgary New Age Books and Crystals accompanied with sound called ‘la la la’🐇enjoy⚡️⚡️

first a quick word though on being human:

‘our past has influence on us in the present, however being labelled a negative person by others because of this, or beating ourselves up for it is like driving around in circles, whatever you see in me that you don’t like is in you, whatever I don’t like in you is in me, realize this and we can once again be present and truly move forward, this will take some practice, this I am willing to do’

🐇 and now a hälts feature presentation minimotion🐇


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salmon run in a minimotion 

Mahaloness presents a new hälts minimotion ‘white lightening and a salmon run’ with soundscape ‘super stoke’. This minimotion features hälts watercolour ‘morning haiku’, ‘the healer’ ink drawing seen through a crystal lens, the road less traveled, a salmon run shot in the magical land of B.C., a foto montage from recent live art sesshins, and the weather, never a dull moment, made to inspire. 

Mahaloness in motion 


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harvest time

Life moves pretty fast, so make the most of it.

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hälts art forays and yes folks it is harvest time, so why not make some foraged pear chutney….

detail of hälts ‘creator’ mural

hälts b&w docufoto of his ‘creator’ mural

hälts watercolor birds eye of ‘morning haiku’ seen here in progress

‘the healer’ hälts custom birthday card for a very special friend and healer Rebecca for her 27th year on this planet, in this lifetime.

‘morning haiku’ signed by hälts

the rabbit, detail of hälts watercolour ‘morning haiku’

hälts working on a new minimotin animation project

hälts be Ll abt the live art at Calgary New Age, painting next to his mural ‘creator’

new live art piece reimagined in the digi realm, hälts hybrid art

‘lacto fermented harvest pear chutney yum’ hälts recently learned the art of fermentation with his good friend Rebecca , this artist will not he starving. Mahaloness to Rebecca for teaching hälts this new skill⚡️🐇✨🌞


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on many roads 

‘the healer’ hälts roadtrip ink doodle for a very special friend and healer, thank thank you and Mahaloness be with you🌞🐇✨

and now a quick word from our sponsor, Mahaloness…introducing a new shoe the Mahaloness Rage On! Online store⚡️

hälts ART seen here on Mahaloness is available in a variety of ways including this sweet sneaker called ‘mystic fox’ please check out the link if you are intersted in some new kicks.

mystic fox shoe by hälts, click here or you can email hälts at mahaloness@gmail.com to order prints, info, to say hello, or for art commission inquiries🐚🐇⚡️🗝🌞 always Aloha 

Been on the road a lot lately, camping, forest foraging, hiking, climbing apple trees, bear tracking, observing Eagles while being observed right back, and absorbing the summer vibes. The road has been good to hälts, opening the mind to new possibilities and if there’s one thing this artist has come to realize is spending time in the mountains, in Nature, does wonders for the body, mind, and spirit. It is also this artists intention to get back to some writing, sharing art, sharing minimotions, story telling and life experience with you here on Mahaloness, so please stay tuned. 
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As summer meets fall it is a good time to harvest

‘fox and the flower’ watercolor to digi hybrid art, original artwork is a hälts watercolor commission nearing completion called ‘morining haiku’

‘magpie’ hälts hybrid art

‘white lightening’ hälts still video clip for future minimotion

‘intersect’ hälts roadtrip foto

‘rock face and trees’ hälts raodtrip foto, some BC magic

‘edge of the world’ hälts roadtrip foto BC magic

‘ride on water’ hälts roadtrip foto Galena Bay ferry

‘mystical mountain’ hälts in BC , time in the mountians does wonders for the constitution.


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a healing journey 

Mahaloness is a way of being, it is not a dogma, nor is it a religion, it is derived from the word mahalo, it is an extension mahalo, it is to be in state of thankfulness and in a state of Aloha, taught to me by an elder who felt compelled to pass along some of his wisdom, his name was Kamillo, shared insights into his people, played his ukulele until dawn, and the shared stories of Hawaii, ancient to present. The birth of Mahaloness started when hälts, the author and artist behind Mahaloness, was in a period of conflict between being an artist and trying to make a living with his art. This created conflict between making art to survive versus making art to heal. The line was drawn in the sand and a tug of war ensued, back and forth, trying to find balance, which seemed ever so close, yet so far away. Following years of this back and forth hälts reached a crossroad, choose to be a struggling artist, with a cynical attitude, choose a path to spirit reclamation and a chance to fill the shoes of healer. He made the right choice. Thank you and Mahaloness to those who have witnessed some the journey, hälts remains humble in is here to serve. 
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Moments in creative space with hälts, there is a little bit of everything here, including a hälts hybrid (top) and some fotos from a recent mushroom healing forest forage camping sojourn with a beautiful friend, and an elders path hälts spent a large part of the summer working on, so many lessons, so much wisdom, and as a friend pointed out, a lifelong endeavour.