Mahaloness

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


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zing zang 

I have a deep appreciation and love for adventure, this I believe started the moment I entered this lifetime. I have also come to realize the importance of taking a break from the art process grind, and the necessity to let things go once and while in order to reclaim spirit and do things that are healthy for the constitution. Surfing is one of of those things. I have been in Soutern Mexic for a few weeks now, following a long a miserable winter in the Northern latitudes. Funny here people talk about how hot it is, in Canada were always on about how cold it is. It would seem weather really is the universal language. The purpose of my travels is in part to gain some fresh perspective and immerse myself in Latin American culture. I also have travelled here to be with the foamies, the surf family, and join them on a few road trips up and down the southern coast. The ocean is a great teacher.

On land the smell of fire which is so central to life in this part of the world fills me with great joy. I want to experience this place not just for the waves but for its soul, it’s spirit,  dive right into the Oaxacan way of life. I have travelled on its highways, and roads less travelled, absorbing as much as I possibly can. I have surrendered to its rhythm, putting aside my camera, or any device and just being in it, words or pictures just do not do justice here. This place changes me, my brain gets rewired, between ocean swims, surf trips, and comidors, sunrises, sunsets, bird life, and friendly folk, it’s endless, never a  dull moment. I have been in areas where there is very little English, and I have been forced to dive into Spanish speaking, and my utterances are small, albeit growing. The more I spend time here the more I listen and absorb its nuances. Slowly I begin to comprehend what is being communicated, which opens up a whole new world of possibility. There is magic in this place, el lugar magica, I have stayed in shacks that felt like 5 star resorts, they wish they had the views I have seen, better yet it’s a good thing I like the rustic way it’s just better, sorry Hilton, no offenso, less crowds and roads less travelled make my heart zing zang. 

This is a rather short entry the heat here has made it thigh to sit and write, I will be catching up soon though my friends, amigos, thank you visit and sharing the positive vibes. 

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Due to a terrible internet connection my pics are limited to this entry, below is a hybrid artwork I submitted to seawalls on instagram who did a call out, artactivism, and this was my entry, it is a combination of a mural I did called ‘Creator’ and a background image of the Pacific Ocean as seen from the shores of Southern Mexico. 

I am a huge fan of the sign painting in Mexico.

a shop along the highway en route to a secret surf spot

Churros stand en route into Peurto

I decided to do a little architectural rendering on an empty lot, perhaps my future home, I am just going to out that out there into the universe.

‘Spiritus Oaxaca’ 🐡 hälts hybrid art featuring a new watercolour I have been working on while travelling in southern Mexico, this piece reflects the spirit of this part of Earth, the people, the ocean, the land, it is truly beyond words….the last few touches I experienced a small tremor, a surreal experience.


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dream realization

MDH is my hero. (click here if so choose to follow this string of thought)

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-the creative mind is a fascinating thing indeed, here I have attempted to illustrate an dream idea into reality, in the form of a magical mural that just so happens to be on a bus. (more on this story in the next coming months)

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a wolf spirit cannot be tamed.

super gracias

for more hälts art click here, Saatchi online gallery link

dedicated to Julian Nobert


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secret garden

My mom is a real green thumb and since I can remember she has always had a garden. I have come to appreciate her gardens over the years, more and more, and which she cares for dearly. It is to me a thing of beauty and she inspires me to also continue to work hard on my thing, visual gardening.

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Molly’s secret garden, always magical.

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Self Portrait (Cosmic Wanderer)

This is a digi self portrait, I have upgraded from digi finger painting to using a Wacom pen, and so far I am very happy with the results. I find that the ease of the pen and the drawing program I have been using is a relief to my usual modus operandi, acrylic paint. I am not entirely sure if I will ever give up painting, but I will continue to explore the digital version, and see where it goes.
Currently I am contemplating going to Katmandu, it is a place where I can grow, and where I have the opportunity to learn from a true master of painting. When I stop and think about my adventures I must have some angels looking out for me, and I am grateful for it, the journey has been far from easy, though magical throughout.
FotoMahaloness DSP the Cosmic Wanderer and finalized Magical Molly

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