Mahaloness

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


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time travel 

To keep words to a minimum which perhaps might seem counterintuitive to a blog called WordPress… as the old saying goes a photo says a thousand words and my minimotions multiply that tenfold. First up some flora from my mom’s magic garden. I have been blessed all these years with her green thumb wizardry, a true sanctuary it is, so peaceful and easy on the eyes, nose, ears, touch, mind, soul….


And now a couple of minimotions including on the road footage from a recent film job I was on, travelling back in time. 

​​’saw horses’ 💛 hälts went to the ranch for some work minimoiton.

​’travelling thru prehistorica’ 🚜 hälts time travel minimotion with soundscape ‘swollen river’ featuring some on the road footage captured in the past few dayzzzzzz. 

​​​’time travelling at the speed of the moon’ 🚜 hälts minimotion with soundscape ‘now and then’ featuring a bunch of recent footage travelling along country roads at the crack of dawn, and some backyard painting with some flash edits of a magic bus mural I once painted…perhaps a response to the recent sighting of the beast.

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be the mountain 


the badlands 
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yellow roses from my mom’s garden

sanctuary garden

old mural days and a WIP called ‘Creator’ do we or do we not hold the key to the universe?…

red bear or blue bear (painting detail)

wolf man from the hälts drawing book collection

made moons ago, I guess I was thinking about the modern self portrait

mural spontaneous mural 2012 Paia town North Shore Maui


Everything comes around and goes around; forgetting, letting go, moving onwards is futile until one finds it within themselves to forgive and be forgiven. 

early hybrid art incorporating a b&w photo and painting using digi tech


Lastly and no less important than anything else shared on this post I wanted to continue to remind and or introduce folks to my new website haltsart.com which features my art on very useful items with you in mind, all made in Canada and with 100 % pure Aloha. 


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in the current 

The sun is shining and hälts finds himself in the current of artistic process. The harvest time has been fruitful as hälts has been painting live at Calgary New Age Books and Crystals. It has been a real pleasure to share the creative process with friends and strangers alike providing hälts with new perspectives, as viewers share their thoughts and provide new insights into the subject of art, and this wonderful life. The joy of painting is as much about the journey as it is the destination, inspiration is a two way street, this is Mahaloness way. 

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In this lifetime hälts has made many marks, and in this lifetime he will make many more, he make them count, make them resonate, make them sing, make them gentle, make them vibrant, make them communicate the heart, mind and spirit and what it is to be human, freedom . 

hälts minimotion ‘in the current’ soundscape: la la la​

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hälts be like bee and polinate the Earth with his art.

the moon refelcts light so that we may see even in the darkest hour.

mountain face🐇🐇🐇hälts hybrid art

‘the crystal lens’ hälts live art in progress

‘hälts in flow’ foto: Walt Flemming

hälts live art detail, in progress, layers building, more marks to make …


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montane mahaloness

As spring springs, so to does Mahaloness find clarity in the montane, specifically the East Kootaney of British Columbia. It falls within an area referred to as the montane cordillera ecozone (including south central BC and SW Alberta, Canada). Here you can encounter a diverse range of geographical splendor, plant life, bird life and things that are fuzzy. The air is clean, and the sky a crisp cobalt blue. Here water flows as the snow melts, replenishing the river systems, carrying their cargo to far away shores. It is also a time well spent with the older generations, although worlds apart, nature brings us together without pretense.
fotoMahaloness – so here we go, from a poppies transformation to a nature walk in the BC Rockies, where streams bubble, providing a vital and universal ingredient to the all life on this planet.
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enter the forest

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a Bob Ross kind of cloud, a happy cloud…20130615-160115.jpg

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and when hiking drink plenty of water and be mindful when you are in the mountains, there are lots of big fuzzy things and stuff you wouldn’t want to tangle with despite what television shows, or movies depict, it is beautiful country with the real possibility of showing no mercy, there’s plenty of good books, outdoor programs and online resources to learn more about Canadian back country hiking and the Rocky Mountains. I also recommend Ben Gadd, Naturalist link to Ben Gadd’s website

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image above is the beginnings of a watercolor, more on that as it develops. Mahaloness