Mahaloness

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


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<3 ART SHOW!!!!

Its true, halts is back, with a new group of paintings, hybrids and just all around sweet art from the heart, there is going to be goodies, fresh prints for exceptionally low prices all of which is good for the mind, body and soul, come one, come all, you will not be sorry, did I say free naps! Thats right folks, it is a mattress store after all, free naps if you so desire! Hope to see you there if you happen to be in the Calgary area! Mahaloness!

 

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Canada Day

I set up a pop up hälts ART gallery yesterday for the  Canada Day celebation. On the day my helper, and up coming artist Raya, helped to curate the display and I  set up a mini studio to do some live art. One of the things I like to do when making live art is to enagage with the public, including the younger folk and offer them the chance to make a mark. The result is pure magic, and this day was no exception. 

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Raya running the show, hälts pop up mini gallery (also known as a whirlwind place) 

 

I am always amazed by impromptu  collaborations,big MAHALO to everyone who contributed to the live art, Mahaloness all the way.

  

My bus art hapoened to be in the hood, a beacon of hope.  

Even a mark on a pallette can be a thing of beauty, abstract art at its finest. 

  

Bassbus mural by Shane Haltman aka hälts 

 

Thank you to everyone for coming out and for participating, what a great way to celebrate Canada! Eh. 

Special thanks to Rebecca, Raya, Robert Hilton, Andrej and all the volunteers, good show. 


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Paintaverse no.23457 (intermission)

I have seen many a paintaverses in my life, this is a real dandy.

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-color exploration revealed this beauty called paintaverse no. 23457 and custom tshirt designs that support this artist with a link.
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Web shots of a couple custom tshirts from my See.me online gallery, See.me helps to promote my art to buyers, collectors, curators and art enthusiasts around the globe. By ordering a tshirt you are making a direct investment in my art and that makes me a very stoked artist.
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IMG_5049.PNGcustom hälts tshirt link, thank you for your support

100% art for soul.

super gracias.


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haze and confusion

Forgotten are the days
when head was in haze
caught up in the human confusion
armed with ink, paint brush and paints
I found solace in creative space
empty canvases the saviour
unleashing soul in silence
one brush stroke at a time.

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a drawing and painting documenting moments in this lifetime.

’ember’
Ink moleskine doodle
c.2012
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cityman
acrylic on canvas board
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hälts art store featured item ‘ Buddhabear’ click here, proceeds help to keep the artistic explorations alive.


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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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still lifes with the Green Tara

The Green Tara and all of the Tibetan/Nepalese Taras, in all colours of the rainbow and beyond, are very grounding paintings to produce. They are very skillful paintings in that the details are important to me, every brush stroke counts. What it is less important to me is to paint it fast and just make it look like a Tara, or what I call ‘good enough’ practice. When it comes to art and life the Tara painting is my sacred practice. When I paint them or ones that are meditative and spiritual in essence, I experience calmness, love and joy. The Tara is a constant reminder to me to remember that as a man and human I have a lot to be grateful for and to love the women in my life and my beloved one and to Mother Earth herself for providing. When I stray from my path and life gets a little out of balance, the Tara brings me back and this is a beautiful thing. So to all the female energy and women of Earth this painting is for you. I am currently in the process of a new White Tara painting which I will be sharing the progress as it develops.

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I have chosen three fotos of the Green Tara. This painting similar to sculpture seems to morph as the layers go on. It is a slow practice and demands concentration and patience, virtues that can easily be forgotten in the heat of the moment. I hope to continue to learn that peace and right practice will steer me through the troughs, so as I can continue to work on the work I love. My hope is to provide you fellow beings with quality and beautiful artwork, and continue to share that with you through the Mahaloness channel.

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Thank you deeply.