Mahaloness

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


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BC and Art…

I don’t have a whole lot of words to express. I could on about how I am feeling, or talk about the weather. Or, I might say that winter has been a chore, and most certainly not a bore. I embraced the winter this year, I let old things die, and revived a passion for my painting. I spent time with the elders, made them meals, spent time listening to their stories. It is strange that we write off the elders, and treat them with such little respect. Instead we blame them for this and that, the climate, the state of the environment, and so on. They did the best the could do. There is no reconciliation without first respecting the fact that the new generations will also make mistakes, and that in the future, they will be the ones who bare the weight. I myself, my little self, think as long as the children are laughing and playing, and that the earth provides us with life, that we ought to celebrate this life, and consider how lucky we are to be here. I know I am.

 

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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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Factory Girls

This series of paintings features three prominent international Female lead actors whom I would happily work with on a film project. The series includes Sienna Miller (Factory Girl), Catherine Deneuve, and Mélanie Doutey. The jackets and dress were made from playing cards and a mosaic of small pieces of painted canvas. The portraits are in my signature style using acrylic on panel. This series is was made in 2008 and is collectively called ‘Factory Girls’.

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Factory Girls
3 x (24x24x2 in.) acrylic and mixed media on panel
c. 2008
in private collection

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hälts art shop and gallery

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people portraits

The following is a portrait from a coffee shop series I did way back. The subject is Johnny as portrayed through several techniques and mixed media (crayon pencil, pen,digital, collage and photography). You can see orange to yellow light emitting from his body, and green light emitting from his heart region. These are representative of his aura and chakra energies. There is also a reference to Japanese manga and as well some key phrases, books and a school of fish, including the Humuhumunukunukuapua’a (which I believe was recently reinstated as Hawaii’s state fish).

Note: although I am technically on vacation I thought I would post from spacetime to spacetime.

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famous or not portraits

This is a selection of my portrait work, going back as far as 2006. Atypical art by an atypical artist.
Thank you and enjoy.

‘Are you a Believer?’
the Obama years paintamentary no. 1 thru 4
30x40x2 in.
2009-present
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Pride
c.2009
30x30x2in.
acrylic on canvas

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a pearl diver’s dream
16x20x2 in.
acrylic on panel
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mother earth
8×11 in.
watercolour on paper
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wolfman
12x12x2 in.
acrylic, feathers and birch bark on canvas
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Calvin
Coffee shop portrait
acrylic on recycled cardboard (frame is also recycled and hand painted)
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Molly and Comet (canine portraits of hardware shop dogs)
Hillhurst Hardware Mural
c.2010
Airbrush and acrylic

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All images are the property of Mahaloness. All rights reserved.


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many faces

Throughout my career as an artist, I have painted many faces, from the famous to the unknown, all different and unique in their own beautiful way.

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girl with pearl earring (dream in Japanese of a pearl that holds the universe remix)
16x20x2 in.
acrylic on panel
c.2012

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the sunshine coast mona lisa
Painted on found driftwood (flotsam)
c.2012
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mother earth
watercolour
c.2013
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obama: are you a believer?
part of a paintamentary following the obama years
c.2009
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portrait of an unknown hopi
watercolour
c.2013
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Lotus Swan (the ukiyo-e series)

My approach to portraits begins with first acknowledging the the Edo Period (1600-1868) Japanese Kebuki woodblock prints. These prints are referred to as Ukiyo-e (pictures of the floating world) and after the 18th century full-colour prints called, Nishiki-e, became the all the rage. I studied images of several artists, one that comes to mind is Tōshūsai Sharaku (東洲斎 写楽?, active 1794-1795). I really enjoy Sharaku’s composition and use of colour. After a few of my own attempts at painting ukioyo-e I worked on developing my own style. I usually ask friends, or people I meet along the way, if they are interested in being painted. Occasionally I will paint portraits in the likeness of some famous people, or individuals who are making history, and those who I admire. In the last 8 years I have been fortunate to make quite a few portraits, immortalizing those people who I have met along my art pilgrimage. Many thanks to all those who have given me their blessings to do so.
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Thank you Leiah


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Portraits 2007 thru 2013

Portraits indeed, I have painted my fair share. I know many of the subjects well, while others were brief encounters, although leaving lasting impressions, timeless, eternal. Some are famous, while others are part animal. One of my favorites is the Obama series, called ‘Are you a Believer?’, which is an ongoing paintametary, following the Obama years. Perhaps this makes me a bit painter paparazzi, or a political painter, I like to think of it as individual time capsules, portraying people in their glory, or otherwise, as themselves, or at least the impression they portrayed. This is always a challenge to convey the subject not just as on object but as a story, such that within the frame and within the composition there are visual clues, using visual devices such as symbols and colours to bring them to life. The medium is acrylic, mostly, on canvas, wood and even metal (magic bus Chief Hau portrait). My style comes from spending many hours painting. My influences are many including Japanese art, Ancient art (Egyptian,Greek,Tibetan). I also am influenced by the anonymous artist that left their impressions on cave walls, some going back over 30 000 years ago.
Fotomahaloness – a few examples of portraits I painted from 2007 to present. I am in the process of putting together a workshop, in the beginning of March 2013, if you are in the Calgary area and are interested please leave a comment or message me. Mahaloness

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Curiosity is Mahaloness

Mahaloness is curious, what is it that you think about when you read Mahaloness? I’d like to do a Mahaloness blog dedicated to those entires, an interesting little exercise.
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A portrait, ink on paper digi remixed of a man I met on the Big Island of Hawaii who reminded me of Neptune, he painted mermaids surfing turtles on immaculate waves

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Benny, if you see him in Paia, he makes necklaces, amongst other creative wearables, that are Mahaloness all the way, he finds pieces of glass, and interesting objects that are delivered by Lady Pacifica and carves them into wonderful necklaces and talismans, he also has a beautiful infectious smile.

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