Mahaloness

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


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Humans and Art

I recently took part in a group show in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The show was under the title ‘Humans and Art’. It featured around 180 artworks and really could easily be called a true Alberta biennale as it showcased some truly remarkable Alberta talent in visual art, performance art, sculpture and music. In Calgary it’s easy to become sceptical of the local art scene. For one it is run by some of the old guard and with all due respect, these people should of attended this show if they truly care about emerging artists in this city. Being a bit of an underground movement this will take a little time to catch on no doubt. In my humble opinion it’s better to meet a living artist and celebrate their work with the artist present, than it is to revere and celebrate dead artists. Don’t wait until we’re dead to support us, this stigma is so damn cliche and frustrating to the hard working artists who are trying to make a go of it and legitimize themselves as part of the arts and culture of Calgary. We deserve to be part of the dialogue, we have plenty to say and this wave is  growing, which most likely makes the old guard shake in their skin. For me it was a real honour to contribute to this show. It is a movement with a tonne of potential and if I were you I’d pay it some appreciation otherwise similar to movements before in this city, it will go where it is appreciated and we will lose yet another truly talented and awesome group of individuals who truly benefit the soul of the ‘small town’ that is the City of Calgary. These are just some of my thoughts, whether you agree or disagree it doesn’t matter, the point is you can’t put a price on an energy that is this positive, so make an effort to come enjoy and support the next shows, you will leave with a heart full of love and be so damn inspired, you will most likely pick up a paint brush yourself and ride the wave.

🌊 ‘Humans and Art’  a new hälts minimotion docu special with soundscape ‘SLO unravel’ featuring the @humans_and_art group show which took place May 12, 2019 and featured an incredible Alberta talent pool of artists in visual and sound, coming together in one room which reminds me of an early wave that came through Calgary many moons ago…it was a real honour to be in a room full of some truly passionate and hard working artists and also for all who came and supported, a beautiful night of celebration in the small town city of Calgary ❤️💛💚 

Shoutouts to 

@colville_troy , Shanise Ford, Suzanne Piechotta, Alexandra Jaco , Dean Miller (incredible painter artist human featured at the end of the minimo) @bluvelvetti @gbglassblowing @gkpainting @dawsonbrown.sickbassbro @saga_of_the_frog @plasticheartsurgery and all the artists and humans involved @junctionyyc 👌 please tag people I missed in the comments ❤️ my Mom and Dad and Nicole, to all my family and friends, couldn’t have done it without your help, you know who you be, you rock👌🌞👌

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Getting up at 4:30 am seems ridiculous, when it’s for art it’s alright with me. 


The setup is a lot of work, editing 180 art works is no easy task however with a bunch of hyper talented artists working in unity you get is me pretty sweet results. 
KillMidi from Lethbridge AB was one of many folk on the wheels of steel and made the room vibrate with some sweet sounds. 

Yes I put art up in the entrances of the washrooms, one of my first art shows I did was in a restroom hallway, turned out to be a great place to show work, who knew…

Art is a bridge and brings us together, end of story. 

‘The Symbols of Spring’ by Shanise Ford and Alexandra Jaco 

Hälts in nearly all white, pre show and ready for the night, a light in the night, fresh canvas, clean slate, reclaiming spirit, pure soul, authentic to the bone and so on.

The future looks bright. 


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Spirit

The spirit of the universe honours action. 

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It’s been full on in the studio, lots to do as I prepare for a busy 2018 including a trip to the south of France for a month of art exploration, yew! 

Me working on my WIP ‘SLO with a commission painting in the background called ‘pirates dream’

Coffee goes a long ways. (The Roasterie roaster set up) 💛☕️
My latest abstract WIP called ‘hearts will’ hälts skeleton helmet art for Canadian skeleton athlete Mirela Rahneva, which I will say was an absolute honour to work with, and I am rooting for Mimi all the way! 💛✊🌞 foto by Viesturs Lacis @rekords thank you brah for a great shot! Also the helmet will be featured on CBC soon, I will post that when it happens💛✊🌞🙌 link to or original post https://instagram.com/p/Bb0JACsFZRn/
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​​’airplane’ ✈️ new hälts minimotion with soundscape ‘spirit of the experimental’ featuring a split screen with a plane SLO mo captured the other day at work 📽 and various clips of my paintings using various Apps and hybrid altered states, and ending with a timelapse of yours truly working on my recycled cardboard WIP, the 1st in my ‘SLO’ story ☕️
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​’out of the blue’ 🖌✌ 📽 new hälts minimotion with soundscape ‘what I need is the ocean and some waves’ featuring recent timelapse footage of my friend the sky, a little bit of animated timelapse using studio work sesshins, my painting ‘pearl divers dream’ based in ‘girl with pearl earring’ by Jan Vermeer, the ocean, with a little bit of in camera abstract fun.


Keep on my friends, keep on, don’t let the world get you down, for there is more work to be done. 


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peasant art print minimotion special feature 

The journey continues, hälts has been spending a healthy amount of time in the forest realm, visiting lakes and rivers, and looking up to the sky. These experiences bring hälts much joy and the connection to the land, sky and water energizes, bringing a sense of alertness and awareness, which can get comfortable when in the city for long periods of time. In the city realm hälts been working diligently on a live painting project called ‘the healer’ at Calgary New Age Books and Crystals. Each brush stroke is in tune with his natural experiences and mirrors the last part of the painting pilgimage. As ‘the healer’ reaches the completion of its cycle, hälts is drawn into contemplation, remembering all the beautiful people he met along the way, new and old, young and ancient, a blessed experience. At the moment(s) hälts is hosting a print sale at Calgary New Age store, the display features a vast array of artworks, both originals and hybrid art, combining painting and the digital realms. His art is more than just a picture, it is a transmission of story, information, revelations, contemplations, wonder and observations. Come on down and say hello, hälts will be selling his prints, and artworks, and plans on continuing a live painting through to December. Calgary New Age Books and Crystals is located at 104 10 St NW Calgary, hälts is there 12-5 daily, or find him on Instagram for updates, more art, and Mahaloness all the way brah. 

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Shane Haltman aka hälts is a contemporary Canadian artist specializing in visual art: painting, mural, digital and animation. Here is a selection of his work, and a new minimotion called ‘peasant art print sale’ featuring the soundscape ‘pretty relaxed’ and starring in the movie Nature, water, Guy , Rebecca, Anna and hälts print sale at Calgary New Age Books and Crystals (104 10 St NW Calgary 12-5 pm daily) please send hälts a message if you would like to set up a private meeting. prints will be made available online soon. Thank you, Mahaloness and may the Aloha be with us all.  ​

‘soft whale’ hälts hybrid concept art

the room where it all goes down, up, sideways and in between, hälts art lab, pop up art studio, and ‘the healer’ live painting project and ⚡️PRINT SALE⚡️ at Calgary New Age Books and Crystals


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quest

I acknowledge the ancient ancestors
whose light lit my mortal torch
who made the path I walk
my marks are also their marks
my vision a continuation of their vision
and so I journey on
this torch illuminates the way
thank you dear ancestors
for you helped to make this life
and for this I will carry forward
long into the night.

 

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foto documents from along the journey🎐

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adventure smile, travellin island style with the Kauai folk

‘Mind travel’ (a hältsArt special minimotion picture show presentation)

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Pop up art show Lahaina circa 2012

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Big Hau, magic bus mura circa 2011 (airbrush/aerosol on schoolbus)

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the path, hälts art is wholistic in its very nature.

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hälts in trance dance, workn on ‘Creator’ mural. (foto: Walt Flemming)

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shaping tape (Creator mural, taping is an art formin itself)

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Caught in the moment. (Creator mural) foto: Walt Flemming

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Creator nearing completion, a mural, an expeirence, a gesture, a poem, a story, a sanctuary, ancient newness, wlaking the artist path.

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Many Thanks

Many Thanks to those who have been following Mahaloness over the years, as I near completion of my newest mural project I am feeling psyched, stoked and grateful for this life. In celebration of life here is a few fotos of recent work and special offer I have going on for the next 2 days (March 4&5) to get your own hälts wearable art item, bringing deep and meaningful art to you in a wearable form, see details below.

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💚’Goddess of Compassion Cashmere Silk Scarf’ (foto of a silk scarf with a painting called ‘White Tara for Agnus’ by ‘hälts’ the artist responsible for almost all of artwork featured here on Mahaloness)

Today and tomorrow I am offering a 20% discount on silk scarfs as well as some sweet ladies fashions with hältsART paintings printed on them (use this discount code: LNP-XVPED3Z). This is a global project from Paris to Karachi to Canada and beyond. You get to enjoy deep and meaningful art on your quality clothing made with care. Check it out in next 2 days (Sat&Sun) and get 20 % off purchases $75+
Here is the link to my little shop, collections will be made in small barches, keeping it limited edition and extra special.

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Mahalo! Merci! Thank you! Gracias!

 

 


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Creator

Began a new project just recently, a mural installation called “Creator’ based on a vision that sparked my imagination. The process is a lot of work, a lot of hustle and bustle, late nights, mixing paints, drawing, cleaning, running, music, drink water, look, step back, never look back, eat, drink, spray, brush, clean, sleep when the legs turn to jello…just one more session, okay and maybe another. This is the thing that makes me happy, I put a lot of care an attention into my murals, some take 3 months to do, some a day or two, it just all depends on mood, constitution, atmosphere, nerve, intuition, flow, and juice. When these elements are aligned it is magic in its purest form, and so far this project is all of the above. It is dedicated to a friend named Scotty who moved onto the next life and whose words of encouragement helped me to carry on, Eddie and Clyde Aikau (so inspiring), all other surfers and ocean lovers, and to people of Earth, as we all are here because Creator, who ever that is to you, made this existence and this planet, and the Cosmos and what a tremendous gift it is to be able to be a part of it all. Many thanks to New Age Calgary, Rebecca, Nicole, my family, Yvan, John, Guy, Mark, Leigh (who lent a projector, very cool and fun), Sunnyside Art Supply, the Roasterie, Sunnyside Market and all the folks who have contributed in one way or another, couldn’t do it without your help, love, food, coffee, smile, hug, laugh, thumbs up, and positivity. More coming soon my friends, if there is any questions or comments please let me know and I will do my best to get back to you. Until than I have a few more sessions on this beauty, and I am excited to say that I am making a movie which I will hopefully be completed sometime in March, I will post more on that soon. I leave you with some pictures and a few more words.

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Keep working on your dream, if you have been thinking about it for sometime it is never too late, it is there waiting for you to begin at any moment. You will not be sorry you did.


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Spirited

“The spirit is like the wind you can’t fully grasp it.” -Pancho Nobert

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The artist path is one of patience, perseverence, and constant practice. Throughout the journey there will be experienes, countless experiments, endless information and encounters that adjust your perception of the world. This will inevitably end up in your work, which depending in the person comes with a certain lag time between effect and response. This of course may be slightly altered from one to person to the next, there are many factors such as environment, social economic and political climate, passion, endurance, resolve and so on. For this artist the journey and the destination are one and same, they are always changing and impermanent, this can be both a blessing and a challenge, knowing this there is nothing to hold onto, no ‘mistakes’…the trick is to remember this when things go sideways.