Mahaloness

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


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when unkind, unwind

I spent my days with a woman unkind, it left me gutted and with a heart unkind. I am going to go to Mexico to start again, going to ride them green waves, drink coconut water and take my chances on the big wet plane. -an anonymous surfer/traveller/artist/maybe writer left written on a roll of toilet paper in a baño in Mexico, 2016

 

Life shows up when it wants, and how it wants. The chaos gets intense, hold on. If you can ride it out and stay calm in thee fury, you will make it. Be prepared for anything. The mind being a powerful tool, can also fool, and easily throw you onto another path. That’s ok, it happens to everyone, we all have stories to tell. These events shape our lives, however is it not so that shapes are just an illusion. Peel away the layers of perceived self, and there is a fragile thing called life, here one moment gone the next without your knowing, or controlling. To ridicule another by projecting past mistakes onto them is the antithesis to kindness. The only way to forgive is to let those wounds heal in their own time. The path to kindness is right under your feet, but do be aware of smoke and mirrors. For in the shadows are obstacles that have defeated even the best of human.

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Old stuff….

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a magic bus I painted, here in the halfway mark

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cosmic buddha

Mexico

Mexican Reverie c.2009  In the early days I was drawn to the abstract expressive, it really depends on the environment and is definitely a painting style that requires a proper studio, I left as much paint on the house I rented as I did on canvases

 

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paintings come, paintings go

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wearable art I made from back in the day c.2006, it made it as far as New York City where a few lucky souls own a hälts original. 

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a commercial spray job I did in Mexico c.2017…overdue for a new face

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back when, live art, no sleep, grizzly bear, tutus, and unwavering commitment

Presently…

I have been working on new paintings, experiencing personal transformations, while also take care of my elders.

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then and now, weird

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spiders love the art

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emptiness

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vastness

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the eagle soars

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ice lake mountain

 

No matter what I write here, it will be the truth of that moment, even if I want to hide the things that don’t appear so Mahaloness… everything has its beauty, the good, the bad, the ugly, there is nothing to hide, nothing to feel ashamed of, because at the end of the day I am just like you, human, here to make mistakes, and occasionally  miracles. There is an old saying, countless mistakes makes something beautiful.

 

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BC East Koots winter life, I enjoy being present with Nature as much as possible.

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Current Art including painting WIP’s and also revamping my website…. relaunch in Spring 2020 ❤️💚💛

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make ART make more ART

It is nice to see paintings come to life, when this happens I know it’s nearly there.

'Are you a Beliver?' No.5 & 'Mana' Works in progress currently in studio Mahaloness

‘Are you a Beliver?’ No.5
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‘Mana’
Currently in studio Mahaloness many painitngs begin to take on a life of their own, side by side, introspection, dreams and such things.

Obama 'Are you a Believer?' No.5 acrylic on wood panel c.2015 in progress...

Obama ‘Are you a Believer?’ No.5
acrylic on wood panel
c.2015
As my fifth installement of my paintamentary ‘Are you a Believer?’ comes into it’s own I wonder what is on the his mind, is it the same as you and I ?……one will truly never know…


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Artful living

Artful. Living. Meditate. Love. Practice. Feel good. Mantras. Good sustenance. Stewardship. Carry the torch. Guide. Mentor. Eleven. Trip. Magic. Sitting quietly. Gathering. Pay tribute to the spirits. Love Mother Earth. Treat her well. Reduce. Take time to see. Ride the wave. Let thoughts go with river flow, let go, let go, let go. Understand connected. No action goes unnoticed. Remember waste, makes haste. Hateless. Learn. Prevail. Love. Gratitude. Give offerings. Smoke one. Give homage to the iron crystal, the core of the Earth. Friendship. Humanity. Offer help where you can. Be kind. Rebirth oneself new. Be wild. Be free. Go forth. Set sails. Forgive. Learn. Wisdom. Listen. Share. Renew. Create. Prepare to fly. Transcend. Get through. Be loved. Radiant light. Be open to change. For what the future holds may not be true until it has arrived. Each one of us is potentially infinite in possibility, with a brain that is yours to own, and yours to feed. The ahara, the food or things we put into ourselves, shapes what we see, how we see things and frequency. Putting these words into action is the test, one which I am becoming increasingly mindful of as I let go of the past. Mahalonessfoto
-Expansion and connectivity, art and life moments courtesy Mahaloness, you are welcome.

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Studio visit (quick time out)

I have been spending vast amounts of time in the studio. Cosmic comes to mind. There have been solo sesshins, and collaborative efforts including recently with Agent R, fantastic every which way, the paintamentary continues! Creativity is even more enjoyable when there is quality company. Everyday I walk to my studio, I have a show coming up and I want to be as prepared as is possible, that is a wise modus operandi because I know from experience that the work put on does pay off. Everyday I get to walk over my favorite river, the Bow. It is a catch 22, I am sandwiched by a river and a busy road. I might have to start wearing an oxygen mask, the car emissions are outstanding this time of year, bravo cars, thank you very much. Without getting bent out of shape too much, as I do ride in cars and I myself have driven them, I do not want to complain, it is something to ponder though. In my opinion I prefer the smell of gas at the pump than I do the burnt emission that cars produce and I can tell you one more thing, I high five as many of those trees next to the road as they are on the frontline cleaning the air with each inspiration. So good job trees.
Fotomahaloness -recent offspring, paintings are like children they require care and attention, even when you may not be feeling it! Art is work, even with all the talent in the world it requires a lot of intensity, for me, and that requires energy, a good internal fire, working and stoking the fire are two secrets revealed, there is always magic, you have to be working in flow to experience it. Last foto a Great Horned owl that Agent R and myself saw the other day, it saw us first no doubt.
Now back to work!

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