Mahaloness

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


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sketches hecho en Mexico 

The following is a minimotion and some creative endevours and or signs of creativity documented while in Mexico earlier in the year. It was an interesting experience to make art in a new environment, it comes with its own set of challenges and surprises. I do find art is a bridge between myself and the people I encounter, perhaps it is the universiatlity of creativity that truly connects us. No matter where I go it is there. I soak in what’s around me as I work, I try to get into is rhythm, hear it’s sounds, and smell it’s smells. Some will say to me that art is my job, and yes it’s true that art is part of my income however it is so much more than just a commodity, or product. Art is an exchange between myself and the environment I am in. Kids passing by while working in public is a unique experience. They are truly in the moment, even when the parents are focused on something else, I catch that glimpse and smile, mini Suns that remind me to continue on the path. This is the bonus of painting in public, and something I do miss when I am buried deep in the studio. Life passes pretty fast and it is easy to get lost in a studio and forget the world is there. By putting myself out there I am opening to an infinite number of possibilities. By trusting my intuition and I let the creative process do what it does, when I try to control the vairbles is when it often loses its magic. 

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‘the next bend’ (part one of two) 💛 hälts minimotion with soundscape ‘loving memory’ featuring a couple snippets of a boat trip to a special place in Mexico with the foamies, it was a magical experience that will live on with me for the rest of my days ❤️ in loving memory of J brah who left us too soon, in a time of sorrow we become one in order to celebrate and honour him, forever in our hearts, rest in peace my friend ❤️ here’s to the next bend 

ice cream shop drawing sesh ⚡️ Zicatela Puerto Escondido

watercolour made on top of a house under a palapa, I could hear every sound for miles around (Puerto Escondido)

outdoor sign mural work station 🏍 Zicatela ‘Brand X’ rent a scooter/motorbike

‘elephant garden’ mural work station located in Zicatela on Iguana Ave. ☕️ great food great coffee friendly people

Puerto surf family ‘foamie mural’ work zone 🌞 I worked with my little not so little buddhy Otis who developed the concept and I mentored him a on the art of mural 💛

El Lugar drawing sesh, great little open air restaurant on the beach, fin is found object that I drew on with my trusty pen

‘Elephant Garden’ mural in process located in Zicatela 🌞

a moment with my work, and the wall, it’s easy to overlook the fact that this wall is very special and I wanted to make sure I honoured it’s being

surf breaks are mandatory, I am no pro however I am not too shabby either for being a mountain rolling foothills kind of man

One of the best tables with view of Ocean I have had the pleasure to sit and create, an unforgettable experience

Ink and watercolour kine made on a beach in southern Mexico undisclosed location, sorry….

hälts hybrid art ❤️in an undisclosed surf spot I went to which was all about the mini seshs, surf, art, surf, art, surf, art…until exhausted sleep do it again….


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creative explorations 

Amid the moonlight in the haze we could still use our own way to find the sun in out heart.

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hälts has been diving deep into his process,mixing things up, multi mediums, media and enjoying the creative explorations, below is a spectrum of some of the exciting projects he is currently working on. 

‘8 fold’ hälts hybrid art combining digital and watercolour

‘rising Phoenix’ watercolour WIP seen through a crystal lens

‘therianthropica’ animation still clip for minimotion, hälts will post that soon 💚

‘therianthropica’ acrylic painting WIP, part of a series based on therianthropic imagery

‘2 wolves’ hälts hybrid art featuring nature fotography and digital paint

hälts watercolour WIP ‘untitled’

hälts has been fortunate to receive art from friends that inspire him daily and remind him that art is vast and deep as any ocean

speaking of ocean this hybrid image features hälts ‘therianthropica’ WIP superimposed over the Pacific Ocean (Tofino BC magic)


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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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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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a quick little flashback

I wish I had all the answers and than I would wish I never knew them at all.

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Flashhback to a time when I found myself in between, a transition period, what better place to find oneself than on an island in the middle of the Pacific. Below is some of the creative explorations I found myself on, the force was strong on Maui it was impossible not to want to respond, looking back I am pretty happy I did what I had to do. 

 

Paia town Mahaloness mural by hälts, a dream portal

  

Ho’okipa new moon mural by hälts

  

hälts had quite the audience, Hula girl and Hula guy checking out the built in protective diety mural by hälts

  

The visitation of a praying mantis is quite auspicious and taken as a sign of being on track and also to take it slow, not too fast, be like mantis.

  

Lilikoi softening the edges and a reminder that Nature is the ultimate artist.

 

Remember love and compassion make beautiful waves.


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BC explorations, 50th, paintings, words, 7 wearable art

First order of business is haltsART and Mahaloness have partnered up with RageOn! to make a variety of positively vibrant wearable art and many other products for the everyday. If you love haltsART and are a fan of the Mahaloness than perhaps this may interest you. I will be posting new designs regularly. here is a few options available now.

Mahaloness Store link, click here

Now that the business is out of the way lets celebrate my parents 50th Wedding Anniversary, for without them halts and Mahaloness would not exist, and to with the way things are today, this is a rare event indeed. So without further adieu my parents 50th Wedding Anniversary commemorative video by halts

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I have been in BC once again exploring the surroundings, getting inspired, doing some healing work, doing some garden work, hanging out with eagles, bear spotting, and working on the constitution (that is doing some restoration to the fundamental well being of this here author). I have seen my world turned upside down, and felt it was a good time to do some reflection and self work, and what better place to do that than BC, Canada, a place I have been blessed to spend half my existence in, and hopefully for many years to come.

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finding peace while reflecting during the Golden hour 

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BC dat dusk medicine

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eagle medicine. foto: BC, Canada explorations and my friend the bald eagle do what it does best.

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As above so below (parallel universes.) foto: BC, Canada

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spring flowers BC medicine

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‘Golden’ (surface water post sunset) foto: Columbia River BC

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‘stairway to the past’ foto document from interior BC explorations.

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purple pulse. (BC, Canada in bloom)

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‘from the brown comes purple.’ (BC, Canada in spring season.)

Lastly a rather new painting by halts called ‘INbetween’

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‘INbetween’ acrylic on wood c.2016 influences: Geography, Spirit, Haida, Rupert Sheldrake (morphic resonance), Sacred Geometry,Nature,ecology This painting is available for sale, please message Mahaloness for details.