Mahaloness

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


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moose sign 

I went to the mountains recently for some film work, my other passion, and found myself amidst the wild ones. In this case a juvenile moose presumably wondering what we were doing in his home. I try to imagine this animal watching us, observing the director and the DOP, wondering why the AD is always calling action and cut, and why these humans are moving around lights and bounces. The mountain air is always fresh unless of course there is forest fires, thankfully this time of year most of the fires have gone out. I am fortunate to work in this space fairly regularly either on a mountain top or in its valleys. I have come to realize the importance of stepping outside the studio so as to get some fresh perspective. Whether it is for work or pleasure being in the mountains raises my stoke and gives me strength. I also learn to appreciate life more, and not take any of it for granted, it is truly a gift to be here. Slowly and patiently, I am getting my magnificence back, each breath, each step, that much closer. There is beauty everywhere, you just have to look for it, and when you find it a lightness and a sense of belonging prevails. 

Presently, I am back in the studio and thinking of an animal painting to make. I am torn between a bear and a moose, and I have tiger on the mind, funny enough. Perhaps all three in one… at any rate running into a moose was a good sign. So now please enjoy my images and minimotion, sharing some of the magic of the good ol Rocky Mountains. 

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‘moose’ with soundscape ‘where the wild ones roam’ featuring some scenes from a recent film job I was on. 

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moments of bliss 

onwards…
back to the studio 

Its been high activity in the studio, working on my newest painting ‘sacred place’ which received some decent inspiration from my mountain time, priceless, thank you Earth. 

hälts hybrid art featuring a detail from ‘sacred place’


faded past 

an old public art space I worked in, I made the mural first it’s called ‘creator’ and the painting on the lower left was a live art piece called ‘the helaer’ which I worked on over a few months, it was a great room, lovely people and the experience remains a deep part of my being. 



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Spirit of the Universe 

The spirit of the universe responds to action -wrote this in my notebook sorry I don’t have a source nonetheless truer words have never been written. 

It has been full on lately in the studio working on various recycled cardboard WIPs and keeping the dream alive. I live in a place where art is one of those things treated as a luxury item so making art that is meant to elate and spark thought, feeling and promite healing seems like an endless uphill climb! This is why it is important to keep focus on the work and to not let these doubts and thoughts threaten the mission. I decided many years ago to develop my art and with the intention of doing it for the rest of my life, and this has not changed to this day. Sure I have had my fair share of setbacks and sometimes the valleys have been deep. I have managed to always find the jewel of wisdom in each and every one of my experiences, even if it takes longer than I would like, this has been vital in keeping my art positive, and sticking to my intentions of bringing wellness, good vibes and peace into this world. 

minimotion 

‘pollocked’ 😎 new hälts minimotion with soundscape ‘wonder has been a stranger’ featuring a sesshin working on my pollack paint on cardboard WIP, this will act as the background to the finished painting, enjoy 


I invite you to a fun night filled with a diverse range of talented Calgary based artists from art, music, hair/make-up, film, and more, all happening Thurs. Jan. 18th at the Marquee Room, it is a licensed event, 7pm-1 am, any questions please fire them my way and I will be happy to help💛❤️💚 I will be live painting and I will have a nice assortment of artworks, hope to see you there! It’s a great date night!
Thank you to the folks who have purchased tickets for ‘ENVISION’! There are still tickets available and can be purchased on my raw artists homepage. please purchase tickets through this link only Mahaloness Homepage, please click here to purchase tickets💛❤️💚


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And now a selection of images form this week and beyond, there’s been no shortage of things to do, that is A-OK with this artist. Enjoy

‘Frida’ hälts hybrid art

recycled cardboard WIPs are coming along nicely! Yew!

a messy studio is a good studio

I make all my own stencils from drawing to cutting out the stencils by hand, this gives them my uniqueness and style that would otherwise be lost if I just copied a photograph, that is why I get paid the big bucks! (reference here to Dace Chappelle, who apparently doesn’t like bloggers lol)


💛❤️💚 and lastly an exciting development is this helmet which I painted for Canadian Olympic skeleton athlete hopeful Mirela Rahneva, my helmet art will be featured in publications across Canada and on CBC, I am very honoured and stoked to be a part of this wonderful story, more on that as things develop! 


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Spirit

The spirit of the universe honours action. 

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It’s been full on in the studio, lots to do as I prepare for a busy 2018 including a trip to the south of France for a month of art exploration, yew! 

Me working on my WIP ‘SLO with a commission painting in the background called ‘pirates dream’

Coffee goes a long ways. (The Roasterie roaster set up) 💛☕️
My latest abstract WIP called ‘hearts will’ hälts skeleton helmet art for Canadian skeleton athlete Mirela Rahneva, which I will say was an absolute honour to work with, and I am rooting for Mimi all the way! 💛✊🌞 foto by Viesturs Lacis @rekords thank you brah for a great shot! Also the helmet will be featured on CBC soon, I will post that when it happens💛✊🌞🙌 link to or original post https://instagram.com/p/Bb0JACsFZRn/
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​​’airplane’ ✈️ new hälts minimotion with soundscape ‘spirit of the experimental’ featuring a split screen with a plane SLO mo captured the other day at work 📽 and various clips of my paintings using various Apps and hybrid altered states, and ending with a timelapse of yours truly working on my recycled cardboard WIP, the 1st in my ‘SLO’ story ☕️
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​’out of the blue’ 🖌✌ 📽 new hälts minimotion with soundscape ‘what I need is the ocean and some waves’ featuring recent timelapse footage of my friend the sky, a little bit of animated timelapse using studio work sesshins, my painting ‘pearl divers dream’ based in ‘girl with pearl earring’ by Jan Vermeer, the ocean, with a little bit of in camera abstract fun.


Keep on my friends, keep on, don’t let the world get you down, for there is more work to be done. 


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history 

This is a story of a man who was set free, and who is know on a voyage of self discovery and peace. Following years of trials and tribulations he never gave up, there were close calls, there were some deep troughs, he always pulled through. It is in his journey that he discovered there is a divine force that has been with him all along that has guided him through the darkness and illuminated him so he was able to find his way. This is a form of liberation because he realized that he had been carrying a heavy pack and the weight was not his to carry. He has forged ahead with renewed vigour and slowly his heart returns to a healthy state, his spirit reclaimed, under the watchful eyes of his spirit ancestors. When the world gets you down just remember that you too have this with you, omnipresent, always, so continue on, empty the weight that is not ours to carry, respect yourself, sing to yourself, dance, love, laugh, go to the inner temple and revere yourself. There is a light in all of us, there is a sparkle in every humans eye, there is potential to turn things around, and this is a powerful insight that I share with you. 

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It’s been a busy time for me as of late in the studio, working on finishing paintings, making minimotions and reclaiming spirit. 

‘from the sea’ 🌊 a new minimotion with soundscape ‘getting into it’ which documents the connection with the divine. Tonight’s sesshin is dedicated to the foamies and the sea 🌊💨

‘forest wolf’ WIP 🌲

hälts studio, where the Aloha is unlimited and the walls non existent, here I recollect memories and inspire the imagination to new heights. (painting WIPs ‘SLO’ and ‘forest wolf’)


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pink Viking

Today was a great day, it was a day of painting, art, being in the company of beautiful friends, and returning to bliss. It is highly recommended by Mahaloness and hälts that doing the thing that makes you stoked is essential to a quality life, as much as diet is, exercise and all of that good stuff, let s face it, it’s all inclusive. Of all the years hälts has been making art this one feels extra special because of the simple fact, the love is coming back. Halts’ most recent project in BC called ‘elder pathway’ (aka. making a stone path) has been one of his most life fulfilling explorations to date. Yes it has been a lot of hard work, it has also been a healing journey for hälts, giving back to his elders and putting his energy into family, friends and community. The forecast for hälts and subsequently Mahaloness looks golden, and with that a return to blissed out living in this lifetime, and of course a return to art and creative explorations, which hälts is stoked to say is looking quite promising indeed. Until than here is a couple new hältsART originals and one from the archives. The most recent is from an art jam session with pink Viking, we were reclaiming our spirits, and giving thanks for the sunny day. 

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find that bliss (foto: hälts starring ‘pink Viking’)

a brand new hälts minimotion picture show ‘Walt goes for a skate’

and an oldie but goodie from the hälts ART archive ‘cityeyes’ acrylic photo transfer on canvas circa 2006


Thank you. 


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the artists path

 You’re a beautiful soul 

Touching peoples lives

Like wind through the forest

Omnipresent 

Everywhere

the eye of the dream (hälts hybrid art)

  

‘you are never alone’ (hälts hybrid art)

  

‘multidimensional rose’ (hälts hybrid art)

  

‘the other side flower’ (hälts hybrid art)

  

‘the elders pathway curve’ (hälts landscaping current project)

  

‘beetle run’ (hälts docufoto, insects are a regular occurance in my art, and landscape work. )

  

hälts using old school hand tools to shape his elders path, made with love and kindness.

  

‘multidimensional landscaping’ (hälts hybrid art)

  

the humingbird friend pays a visit with hälts during pathway sesshin

  

‘seeing the design’ (a vision hybrid artwork by hälts)

  

‘fire in the sky’ (hälts art BC sun, sky, clouds)

  


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forest

Sometimes I go to the forest and just stand and listen to the trees. I can’t help but think and feel that something is watching me in return. Could it be an ‘over active imagination’ like I have been told countless times, or is it something watching me, a spirit, a force, an entity that is as much cognisant of me as I am of it, observing me as I observe it, and than I close my eyes and just breathe in the fresh air deeply, planting my feet in the soil and letting the forest take over my consciousness, my being, slowly dissolving the barrier that is up around me, letting the doubt go, letting Earth comsume me, becoming a part of the ecology, woven into the tapestry and than I open my eyes and I am back to myself standing in the forest. 

 fotoMahaloness and ultraminimotion picture show with sound

Forest eyes by hälts 
    
    
And from the hältsART archive a painting called ‘Eastywesty’ & how to find Zen in the city, also subtle references to Hunter S. Thompson whose words made a lasting  impression on my psyche and his right hand man Ralph Steadman, whose drawings/paintings fired me right up. This painting is a available on as a simple single sided tshirt for anyone who might be interrsted in that kind of thing, please follow this  LINK! Click here and Mahaloness be with you.

  
Mahaloness Funny section presents hältsART minimotion picture show with sound, ‘Insta3rdeyegram’ 

  Animation still plate, ‘Insta3rdeyegram’