Mahaloness

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


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there is a place I like to go

  I could settle for trends, or copy other styles….I have thus far chosen not to go down that path, for better or worse, it is something I have managed to bypass. This can make it difficult when it comes to my work being accepted in the now, it takes time to develop a style, it takes patience and perseverance to overcome doubt and the fear. It is imperative to not give in to these factors, and have faith that somehow it will work out. It is also a good idea to get out of the studio from time to time and recharge the soul, the mind, and the heart space. 

fotoMahaloness and a minimoiotn 🎥

‘towards silence’ 👂 a new minimotion with soundscape ‘cat dreams’ from busy city to a mountain peace, I find myself on a road less travelled, where clouds drift gracefully, putting mind at ease, I hope you like it, and well ✌️ 

‘therianthropic’ WIP painting seen here in hybrid art format

‘therianthropica’ WIP in the studio, where walls melt away and recollections stream in

There is something to be said for slowing things down and letting things happen, everything happening just as it is supposed to without interfering the natural cycle, and allowing the artist within to be 

still frame from minimotion me going at it in the studio


These are some panoramas of a place I go to in B.C. to disconnect from city life and remind myself that there is a whole other world going on, this place, this planet, provides us with so much and yet there are some who want to continue to do harm in the name of economy, and growth, with little to no plan for the consequences which you and I will pay for. So I am grateful for these moments, when it’s just me and the eagles, the clouds, the water, sky, and the trees, and all of the sounds, the wind as it dances though the trees, the sounds of ravens free falling, oh what a gift, so I come here and pay my respects, because there’s no guarantees it will last. 

‘spirit of the lake’ hälts hybrid art, combining my painting and nature fotos

‘forest fire’ a watercolour WIP on the go


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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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creative explorations 

Amid the moonlight in the haze we could still use our own way to find the sun in out heart.

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hälts has been diving deep into his process,mixing things up, multi mediums, media and enjoying the creative explorations, below is a spectrum of some of the exciting projects he is currently working on. 

‘8 fold’ hälts hybrid art combining digital and watercolour

‘rising Phoenix’ watercolour WIP seen through a crystal lens

‘therianthropica’ animation still clip for minimotion, hälts will post that soon 💚

‘therianthropica’ acrylic painting WIP, part of a series based on therianthropic imagery

‘2 wolves’ hälts hybrid art featuring nature fotography and digital paint

hälts watercolour WIP ‘untitled’

hälts has been fortunate to receive art from friends that inspire him daily and remind him that art is vast and deep as any ocean

speaking of ocean this hybrid image features hälts ‘therianthropica’ WIP superimposed over the Pacific Ocean (Tofino BC magic)


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‘creator’ mini-teaser

⚡️Special PREVIEW for ‘The making of the creator mural’🌈

🎥hälts ART mini motion picture show with sound featuring a special PREVIEW for a new project I am currently working on unofficially called ‘creator’, which takes you on a rather unique journey through the stages of mural production. I will be posting future teasers and super shorts of the project, more coming in other words…

Shout out to everyone and thing that in one way or another has made this journey spectacular. 🌀✊🌞🚀🐬✌️🌀👐

If you are interested in supporting my art while helping with provide the gift of literacy you can, here is how.

I am thrilled to share with you my latest art meets fashion venture with VIDA!

I have put together a unique collection representing nice cross section of my artwork from over the years and is very authentic to who I am as an artist. I’m really proud today to share this work with you.

I’m really excited to collaborate with VIDA for this collection. VIDA is a new kind of fashion ecommerce company that connects artists like me all over the world with producers to bring our work to life. For every product sold, VIDA hopes to provide the gift of literacy to the makers they work with.

Below are some of my favorite items from this collection.


VISIT MY COLLECTION AT: http://www.shopvida.com/collections/voices/shane-haltman

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Shane
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Thank you and beyond


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Natural Rhythm

on Observing Nature
tapping into source

finding rhythm

be like water

flow

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tuning into Nature

    
 
Nature is mysterious

   

Molly’s Garden Nature

 
going with the flow (fineline surfboard, so so sweet) 

   
Mana drawing (808) test animation 

Made on Maui, tapping the source c.2012

 
Thank you Earth 


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flow

Mahaloness started out as a way for me to share my art and explorations with those of you sharing space on this wondrous planet. I can honestly say the journey has been a good one, with a little bit of everything along the way. In the last couple of months I have been sharing moments from a trip to Mexico, ‘a Southern journey’, as I have called it. The purpose of my trip was to meet with friends, go surfing, and absorb as much of Mexico as humanly possible. This demanded my full attention and awareness and an complete openness to adventure. The trip opened my mind to a world I could not have imagined, and I like to think my imagination is not so bad, so perhaps ‘mind blown’ would better sum up the experience. The energy there is strong, it is omnipresent, deep, in fact the farther south I journeyed the more steeped I became. Since my return I have been letting it permeate through my consciousness, and when time permits posting new segments of that experience with you. So without further adieu I just want to say thank you, super gracias, and I look forward to more posts here on Mahaloness, for now here is a special foto segment from ‘a Southern journey’.

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the river runs
to the ocean
without discrimination
She is receptive to all

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let it go
flow