Mahaloness

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


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seasons change

In this part of the world the seasons change. As winter loosens its grip, the snow melts and the landscape turns from white to brown. You can almost hear the trees getting excited as they awake from their dormancy, and birds also seem to be quite  psyched. 

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all fotos from recent sojourns to BC where hälts spends a lot of quality time enriching his senses and being one with the planet and all its wonder, there will future posts coming in an effort to share some of the journey with you all. 

hälts in reflection

hälts hybrid art combing nature with his new watercolor series ‘therianthropica’

Also a shoutout to all the moms all over, excellent job you rule💚🌞🌿

hälts watercolor WIP, part of his ‘therianthropica’ series


Lately hälts has been on the road, collecting content and working on a few new themes and subjects for Mahaloness, he is excited to get back to writing and share the good word, the art and the stoke. 🔥


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fotorama

…but first a ‘modern’ artist insight moment…

My artwork is truly my own making, even though I have been categorized by many I try not to pay too much attention to that. When I am painting life is good, all my worries, thoughts, and self disappear and I am able to freely channel my creativity. What comes out can both recognizable or completely new based on what is coming through me. One of the challenges of my art process is distractions that life brings and keeping personal emotions out of the work itself. My objective has been to make art that heals, teaches and inspires. When I am experiencing upsets in my life, those times when in the valley of fog, I have to really dig deep to find my focus and not be led astray by thought patterns. I work at my art everyday, it keeps me sane and I love it. I have noticed of myself over the years a bit of a lag period with respect to recognizing what I have created. This is dependent on the complexity of the art and also the conditions under which the art is made, the more difficult it was the longer it takes to process, sometimes months or even years in the case of the bus art. The bus art you see was made in a lonely giant warehouse in the middle of no where under very difficult conditions, it has taken me three years just to be able to see it, ironic when so many people see it daily and appreciate it when they do. Whereas the smaller paintings tend to be made in my studio or in a comfortable environment suitable to painting. When I paint small I usually work on multiple items and these days that includes digital art as well. The favourite part of art is being ‘in it’. This is when spacetime disappears and the only thing that remains is a force (Spirit, more on this in upcoming blogs) driving me to create, and a strong will to work never hurts. I do believe in craftmanship, technique and beauty. I think the world is a dynamic place, and there are serious matters that concern me such ocean acidification and our ability to adapt to both climate and environmental changes. I also see a lot of beautiful, some is awfully beautiful, some of it is extraordinarily beautiful, when the world is no longer beautiful my work will be done.

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my art from the last few years

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Thank you for all of it, the good, the bad, the ugly, the beautiful, thank you.

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many places, many faces.

Art has taken me many places. In many places I have met many faces. Many faces have offered many lessons. Many lessons have made me wiser. Wisdom guides me when storms get heavy. Navigating life’s unexpected dangers to calmer waters.

-dedicated to those who have aided in the journey, as my exploring turns to stewardship, woven words and fotos come together in the tapestry if life. An accordion plays softly in the background.

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-fotos to go with words

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Paint for Poncho
portrait of a freedom fighter (Maia)
available for sale proceeds go towards buying ponchos for those in need of warmth. Acrylic on panel 18 x 24 in. c. 2012

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‘Woven’ the abstract years 30 x 30 acrylic on canvas 2006 (private collection)

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Be well -ivy
To see more of my art follow this link

with brother Kamilo, wisdom bearer, uncle, on the Big Island of Hawaii, timeless
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