Mahaloness

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


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art makes it a better place 

‘howl moon’ 🎥 new hälts minimotion featuring a couple current wolf paintings at various stages, a moon from the hälts watercolour collection, and joshy my little buddhy oh and a little intro mis en scene to set the mood 🌞 soundscape ‘night blue’ 

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I have been on a long and slow creative cycle. Only now am I starting to see the efforts of my work. Despite my doubt that hangs like an ominous cloud in my mind’s eye, I continue to go forward with the work, courageous, perhaps even stubborn, possibly even foolish. The other night I put together a portion of my work in one room and just sat with it. I had not done this for sometime, mostly due to the fact that I have been so immersed in my work. It just never dawned on me to step back, which Picasso thought was the last thing an artist should do before completion of the work. At this point I only have a sense that I am not quite done what I set out to do. As it stands I have few more paintings to complete, and I am just beginning to entertain the idea of a show, or shows in the not so distant future. When I look at my work up against the wall I think of all those lonely hours toiling away in the studio, just me and my paints, and brushes. Painting has been my companion for a good long while. It has been a bridge to so many wonderful experiences inside and outside of the studio. When it’s my time I will have no regrets for the time and the sacrifices I made to make this art possible. I have faced rejection, I have faced vandalism on some of my street art work in the past year, and yet the universe has responsed with more opportunities to create and continue the work. It’s a delicate balancing act between doing what I want to do without compromising my integrity, and surviving in the real world. The later one eats your dreams and aspirations, with no remorse. I don’t know what the right way is, I don’t claim to be an expert, a guru, a master, or any of those things, I am as human who happens to be a painter artist. I know that I will die one day. This gives me incentive to make the most of my time, and put my energy towards things I think make this world a brighter place. I have also the support of my fiends and family, which makes all the difference in the world. When I paint I often dedicate my sesshins to people out there in the world, and with intention send them good thoughts, good energy and perhaps tap into an ancient form of communication that out modern civilization has forgotten how to use. I used to think Art was a selfish act, however it is the sharing and making connections with people through art that shatters any notion of it being simply for myself and my own ambitions. I am a champion for human imagination, and using all of our gifts including creativity and art to make this world a better place. 

I have my apprehensions when it comes to social media, I try to use it as a tool and not get too lost in its smoke and mirrors.

the spoils 🌞 hälts hybrid art


a new watercolour WIP yet to be titled.

‘tonight’s sesh goes out to all the hard work’ 🐇 hälts studio always in flux, where the work goes down, and around, full circle, one paint stroke at a time ❤️ I am continuing to send the Aloha to Timmy



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sun kissed moon 

Cardboard is all the new rage, Great Depression art, wartime art, poor starving artist art, bohemian yes, how about resourceful, taking something that was dump bound and making it new and useful again, if someone throws this out than perhaps I am dead wrong, I doubt that very much. So why? Why paint on cardboard? Why not. Next question…. Okay yes I am one person asking myself questions, if you can’t question yourself what are you doing. The world my friends in many levels is a mess, like the first part of Spring in a Northern city, brown, messy, ugly, and somewhat depressing. So this is why my friends hälts sometime paints  on cardboard. It is also a great way to scale up, practice for the murals and discover new ways to make marks, and have fun, no pressure brah. The fact is though we truly are a wasteful society, we throw away a LOT of sh📍✝,  it’s kind of sad, and perhaps what’s sad is this is the legacy we are going leave to the next generations. So why did hälts paint on cardboard, because he cares about the planet and wants to leave a different legacy, and thankfully there’s a lot of folks out there doing the same thing. (Animated minimotion coming soon🌊💨)

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Stages of ‘sun kissed moon’ which hälts titled it as such because he looked out his studio window and the sun was kissing the moon. 


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ancient rhythm

Sometimes I go back, way back, connecting to a time before time, in a feild, on a parallel plane, in a space, in another dimension. Here I find Ancient rhythm.

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Breath of Life (Isis)
12x30x2 in.
Acrylic on reclaimed alleyway canvas
‘Breath of Life’ is available as an original art and prints, click here
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IMG_5500.PNGwitnessing the great mystery beyond

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Dedicated to all the wolves.


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five

When I make art there many things that are on my mind. Knowing this I work at my concentration, even if the world is asking me to pay attention. To concentrate is to discipline the mind while remaining open to a myriad of possibilities, this applies to life and art, perhaps one and the same, perhaps something else we don’t know about, and thats alright with me.

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An eagle and nest on tree of life, on a lake, on a planet in space in a universe and so on. c.2014

20140123-121349.jpgAs I observe nature, nature observes me.

Image -bus and sea container mural art. c.2014
I may make cosmic looking art but it is the natural world that keeps me grounded when required

20140123-121733.jpgmany eyes without a face
digiart c.2012

20140123-121837.jpgwhat would life be without natural elements?

Image -blurred digi image of bald eagle perched on a dead spruce tree c. 2014
taken near Windermere BC

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setting wolf moon over Canadian Rockies c.201420140123-122226.jpg