Mahaloness

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


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sun kissed moon 

Cardboard is all the new rage, Great Depression art, wartime art, poor starving artist art, bohemian yes, how about resourceful, taking something that was dump bound and making it new and useful again, if someone throws this out than perhaps I am dead wrong, I doubt that very much. So why? Why paint on cardboard? Why not. Next question…. Okay yes I am one person asking myself questions, if you can’t question yourself what are you doing. The world my friends in many levels is a mess, like the first part of Spring in a Northern city, brown, messy, ugly, and somewhat depressing. So this is why my friends hälts sometime paints  on cardboard. It is also a great way to scale up, practice for the murals and discover new ways to make marks, and have fun, no pressure brah. The fact is though we truly are a wasteful society, we throw away a LOT of sh📍✝,  it’s kind of sad, and perhaps what’s sad is this is the legacy we are going leave to the next generations. So why did hälts paint on cardboard, because he cares about the planet and wants to leave a different legacy, and thankfully there’s a lot of folks out there doing the same thing. (Animated minimotion coming soon🌊💨)

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Stages of ‘sun kissed moon’ which hälts titled it as such because he looked out his studio window and the sun was kissing the moon. 


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‘The journey is long from over, the foolishness of it all has come at cost no doubt, nothing that can trump the feeling of the the wild horse running free. Unbridled, unabashed, fire in the belly, running from nothing, and going nowhere in particular.’   -exerpt from hälts writings 

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7 fotos featuring new works by hälts and some studio shots, reclaiming the sacredness of what it is to be human living in this planet that does not belong to us, we are visitors on this plane, take care of it, give it care, try, do it. 

Earth’s calling 🌍 hälts hybrid art made to honour all those earth stewards out there.

‘the whales are calling’ 🐋 hälts hybrid art featuring Right Whale mother and calf, the most endangered of the larger whales in the ocean and asking humans to turn down the volume underwater (check out sonicsea.org to learn more)

‘hälts art sanctuary’ 🌿 three of his babies, the creator mural, the healer, and his newest painting underway, little painting no.2

‘the dancer’ hälts hybrid art watercolour to digital art✨

‘hälts art studio’ featuring the dancer watercolour WIP

‘trilogy’ 🕯art made with Earth in mind, the creator mural, the healer (on easel) and a new WIP with the working title ‘little painting no.2’

‘many eyes’ hälts hybrid art 🕯 drawing fotographed through a crystal lens


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in the current 

The sun is shining and hälts finds himself in the current of artistic process. The harvest time has been fruitful as hälts has been painting live at Calgary New Age Books and Crystals. It has been a real pleasure to share the creative process with friends and strangers alike providing hälts with new perspectives, as viewers share their thoughts and provide new insights into the subject of art, and this wonderful life. The joy of painting is as much about the journey as it is the destination, inspiration is a two way street, this is Mahaloness way. 

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In this lifetime hälts has made many marks, and in this lifetime he will make many more, he make them count, make them resonate, make them sing, make them gentle, make them vibrant, make them communicate the heart, mind and spirit and what it is to be human, freedom . 

hälts minimotion ‘in the current’ soundscape: la la la​

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hälts be like bee and polinate the Earth with his art.

the moon refelcts light so that we may see even in the darkest hour.

mountain face🐇🐇🐇hälts hybrid art

‘the crystal lens’ hälts live art in progress

‘hälts in flow’ foto: Walt Flemming

hälts live art detail, in progress, layers building, more marks to make …


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community mural Mahaloness

This post features a community mural commission project I designed and painted last summer. My philosophy is simple, make something that reflects the spirit of the community. Typically I interview the business or community and following that I will draft a mock-up so everyone can get an picture in their mind’s eye. Although on commercial murals we tend to copy exactly from the original artwork (that includes the colours and the compostion) I like offer a simple picture that shows the composition. This gives us some room to work with the imagery and it allows for some creative flexibility.

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This is my third largest independent mural to date, it took one month to complete thanks to some much needed help from my partner. I like to use vibrant colours in all of my murals. I keep my colours stocked because quite often I will ask those who pass by what their favourite colour is and will add it as long as it flows well. This really excites people and they makes them a part of the process. I like to both mix my colour and use prefab colours. I have been rolling with Golden products lately they have great colour selection and also make a special aribrush medium that promotes adhesion to the surface, which is helpful on sea cans and smoother surfaces. An important step for me is a nice finishing coat. This protects the mural from the elements, and human nature. I don’t like to compromise to much when it comes to my independent murals but given certain budgets one has to be resourceful and learn to work with what you have. I really try hard to make sure nothing goes to waste and I use a layering technique with my paint that allows me to use a little less paint overall, although it is a little more labour intensive. Also I only had two airbrush guns working on this one, a medium and large format, I find two brushes is easier to maintain and keep clean, the more guns you use the more you have to clean, and cleanings a huge part of murals, there’s no way around it. The last thing I do is apply a topcoat that protects from the weather elements and also human nature.

My murals is art for the people. I put a lot of pride into my work and although it is a lengthy process, when it is complete the feeling is like no other.

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IMG_3827.JPGinked mock up and tools of the trade and the office/lab where the mixology goes down.

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I am working on putting a time-lapse video animation experience together for you of this mural, patience please these things take time, Thank you, Management

to contact me for mural work click here (hälts art FB page)
hälts nifty online art store and gallery

Thank you
Mahaloness