Mahaloness

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


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thank you ❤️

It was a very peaceful end to a rather strange December. There were a few things went south for me which as it turns out was a blessing in disguise. Everything happens for a reason, and even if that’s not entirely true, that’s what I am going with at the moment. I had plans to do a year end best, however I think I am just going to regroup for the New Year and count my blessings. I rcently hit a wall and was for once without words, the dreaded writers block. Not one to back down I plan to work through it. That said my best ever blog was titled wordless, just pictures, I think I might experiment with that bit in the coming year. I am a visual person throug hand through however I do think writing is a great tool and when the strokes of genius come I will resume this blog, steadfast as it comes.  As it stands I am grateful for my family and the few true friends that I have in my life. I am grateful for my health and for the freedom to make art. I am optimistic for the year to come and look forward to more art and writing. I also truly appreciate those who follow my humble page and for the love and support, it does make a difference. I wish everyone a wonderful year ahead, I think we all deserve a good year!

For now here’s a new minimoiton I made with an original soundscape made form samples I recorded playing on my moms piano. 

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‘farside’ 🎥 hälts minimo BC with soundscape ‘9’ and featuring some footage gathered while in my second home, Windermere BC, Canada. 

mood

enter the village of Windermere

cedar wax wing convention, this moment made me smile to say the least.


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hälts triple minimotion special feature 

Well it has been one busy spring for hälts and with only so much time in the day and night, the time to write has been scant, even though words, there are many. This post is dedicated to hälts minimotions which are one minute shorts with soundscapes. There is a little bit of everything in these beauties including nature, painting sesshins, animations, timelapse and musical scores. It is a really good way to practice his second love to painting, which is film, and in fact hälts has been working in the film industry on and off for the last 12 years, so it’s nice to put that experience to work and certainly helps the art, especially when it comes to getting things done. More on that after the weather, for now enjoy the new minimotions, hälts is working on new entries, please stay tuned. Many thanks and Mahaloness🦃

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‘that time in the forest’ with soundscape ‘enchanted forest’ featuring a male grouse mating ritual captured while exploring the BC forest 

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‘maybe the peace we all seek is but a dream’ (Ernest Hemingway) ✌️ hälts mini nature motion with soundscape ‘drowning out the trump’ featuring timelapse footage from working on a film set in one of the most stunning valleys and mountain ranges on Earth 

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‘paint sesshin’ 🐌 hälts minimotion with soundscape ‘the unknown’ featuring timelapse of his recent live art sesshin

new hälts watercolur WIP coming to life 

and lastly some stages for a live art WIP going on at Calgary New Age Books & Crystals 103 10 St NW (fotos: begins with the most recent sesshin) 

hälts at his other job, working as a freelance grip in the film industry, pretty stunning office for the day, oh and if you weren’t sure what the device is häilts is standing next to, this is a weather station which records rainfall, wind and other measurements, which hälts knows well as he is also a geographer, specifically weather and climate studies


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the sky above 

Not so long ago I was having a hard time in life and I found some myself spiralling helplessly into the ground…. so I thought. So, I decided to do something about it. My plan was head to BC to find some peace, spend time with Nature and asluck  would have it I would make a path for my parents who had been gifted a tonne of bricks and paver stones by a friendly neighbour who didn’t have any use for them. So I set off on my journey, I had no previous path making experience, thankfully YouTube had some good tips, but like everything in life the best way to learn is to just do it, so I did. I had a lot of help along the way, including a Viking friend who reminded me to laugh and taught me the art of the canoe,  free therapy one might say. At any rate life is good at the moment, and it’ll be ok.

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🌩the sky above hälts🌩 new hälts minimotion picture show with soundscape ‘turning blue’ (part of a dries of mini motions featuring hälts making an elder path, see my last few blogs for those minimotions with soundscapes courtesy the artist)


Golden eye 🌩🌩🌩hälts hybrid art c.2016

‘the new mona lisa’ hälts hybrid art c.2016 💎✨⚡️an unexpected surprise foto shoot with a Viking turns magical

the elder path nearing completion

‘listen to the sky’ 🌩🌩🌩hälts hybrid art c.2016

⚔a road between two worlds✨⚡️hälts hybrid art 💜 c.2016


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juxtaposition of cold to hot

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rise and shine
cold weather
montane
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24×28 in.
acrylic on canvas
c.2014
This painting lends well to natural light through a window, adding another layer to the picture.


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next to a lake…(Earthling rambles)

While sitting next to a lake…..

We do not control this. Those who think they can, will fail. Consider how old the planet is and than how old we are, it is not worth thinking about, it is bigger, longer, wiser than any human will ever comprehend. Some are in tune with it, some are out of tune, while some are filled with tunes of some kind, or knowledge of some kind, yet oblivious to her signs. We can tap into her, we can harness her energy, yet often times we fight against her, or we borrow fuel from her, as we have consume her, over and over and over again. So what have we returned? She is our collective Mother, yet we turn our backs on her, someone else’s problem I guess. Lets think and return to a mode of thought that does not rationalize our collective behaviour instead lets observe ourselves and find a way to be in tune with her rhythm, return dignity to her, and to ourselves. By respecting her and paying it forward to the youth who will be adults like you Mr(s). Politician, who aligns with big business and and tell us this is what’s best. Enough is enough was enough long ago, it’s time to present ideas of a change that will benefit us all, because the rhetoric of this is how it is, shut up and accept it, no longer applies.

fotoMahaloness -weather runs this place.

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If you like fotoMahaloness and you would like a print, it is possible and relatively hassle free. I also have artwork on Saatchi link here, it is a great way to support this artist’s pilgrimage, any help helps. I have gone ahead and priced my prints at really really reasonable prices, have a look, or, message me privately though Saatchi, I am a real person, artist, and human. Mahaloness


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I don’t know

I don’t know how to easily describe the last few days in words. So here is another wordless, well almost…
fotoMahaloness – high flow

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Mahaloness to all those who have lived through a natural disaster, Mother Earth’s fury, or any kind of super storm weather related phenomena, humbled.