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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peace of mind

Goodbye 2016, it was memorable year, filled with joy and sorrow, and everything in between, many lessons, many rides, many coffees, and many marks were made. I was thinking of filling this post with art I have made in the last year, and than I decided to make this video, perhaps I will do a future post, a year in review, for now I leave you with this minimotion which features hälts skating on a frozen lake juxtaposed with a lake in BC during the cusp of summer and fall, closing it out with a squirrel encounter on a camping trip. Just easy watching, easy listening, with soundtrack ‘beat the devil out of it’, thank you for checking out Mahaloness, there is going to be some changes happening in the new year, the new cycle. Until the next May peace and harmony find us all. 


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new minimotion picture show with soundscape 

This is a new minimotion made by the man himself, hälts, in an attempt to overcome the madness on this planet hälts is dedicated to continue to make his art, which is to say, bring light to the dark, and make some happy little clouds, this is what Bob Ross would of wanted. The title for this new minimotion is called, ‘garden in my mind’ and the the soundscape is called, ‘BobRoss made me do it’ and is an homage to BR and his peaceful chill painting style. 


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hälts live 

In recent art sojourns hälts has been immersed in a state of fulfillment as paint flows from his brush and spending time in the public eye, doing his art live, sharing the inspiration, meeting strangers, and keeping the Mahaloness vibe alive. It is clear as day that the journey must continue, perhaps now more than ever before. 

Location Calgary New Age Click here for location, hälts will be at it again Thursday and Friday this week Spet. 22-23 from noon to 6ish, come on by for a visit, prints and greeting cards for sale, and interesting conversation a guarantee. 

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A Ukrainian egg, a family treasure no doubt that hälts has been observing, tapping the heritage and staying connected to his family ancestral light.

the room at Calgary New Age, hälts be painting his newest peice, under the gentle gaze of his mural called ‘creator’, what a wonderful way to paint.

stages, phases, the layers building as shape tirns to form…

close up detail, painting remains untitled, not for long…


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the path….

As life moves forward so too does the path. 
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What can I say that hasn’t already been said before, life is short, may it be joyful. 

cemetary sunset

hi

what keeps me grounded

‘hälts in contemplation’ (foto: mark adam)

the elder path continues…

from paint brushes to stones

I came across a patch of flowers and forgot who I was.