Mahaloness

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


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Spirited

“The spirit is like the wind you can’t fully grasp it.” -Pancho Nobert

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The artist path is one of patience, perseverence, and constant practice. Throughout the journey there will be experienes, countless experiments, endless information and encounters that adjust your perception of the world. This will inevitably end up in your work, which depending in the person comes with a certain lag time between effect and response. This of course may be slightly altered from one to person to the next, there are many factors such as environment, social economic and political climate, passion, endurance, resolve and so on. For this artist the journey and the destination are one and same, they are always changing and impermanent, this can be both a blessing and a challenge, knowing this there is nothing to hold onto, no ‘mistakes’…the trick is to remember this when things go sideways.


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2 Taras

The healing associated with the act of witnessing art is an area of research I am very interested in.

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-the following is 2 white Taras I painted in succession to one another for art patrons, although I may be far from the conventional idea of a ‘Buddhist’ nor do I presume to be an overtly religious person, I do believe this imagery, inspired by my friend Romio Shrestha (Master Tibetan Thangka painter) has similar vibrational qualities as the sound of ‘Aum’ and other Buddhist meditation mantras. This is not a new idea, artists such as Mark Rothko and Bryce Marden have had similar ideas in terms of art’s capacity to heal, this is a pathway I find myself going with.
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many lifetimes

Quiza en otra vida tú y yo fuimos amantes.

I once met a man whose paintings adorn the walls of Dalai Lama’s meditation room. He paints beautiful Thangka paintings, so exquisite is the detail that one loses sense of space and time. When I asked him how he made such detailed paintings he looked me straight into my eyes and said, ‘I am 17 lifetimes old’, at which point I replied, ‘yes, I had this feeling we had met before’.

the ‘man’ is Romio Shrestha, click here to visit his website

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ink on paper
‘perhaps in another life you and I were lovers’
Mexico channel sesshin
c.2015
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‘White Tara no.1’ (a painting inspired by Romio)
acrylic on canvas
c.2012

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timelapse presentation featuring the evolution of a painting, click here


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seigan (vow)

…that we treat things with care, devote ourselves to our work, love those we encounter, and take concern for society, never for greed or fame. -Kosho Uchiyama Reshi

As we move into a new cycle it seems fitting to renew a vow with this world I inhabit. The challenges faced up to this moment have provided me with wisdom which I will draw from as I continue along this journey. As I return to my artistic path, I acknowledge the many wonderful people out there in the world who have supported me in a variety of ways, along the way. I pay my respects to those individuals and communities who presently do the good work, as well as giving gratitude to those who have done the work before me, here and elsewhere.

I pledge to pay it forward.

inspired musica: here is a some links to a few audio architect/artists who inspire me. Beatfarmer, a close friend and one of my favorite west coast Canadian producers(beatfarmer on soundcloud link (click here) )and also friend and music producer, Blue Lunar Monkey (Soundcloud link (click here)) and lately Alastair Kelly’s ‘Let Your Light Glow’ podcast featured on Headphone Commute (Let Your Light Glow link, click here)
super gracias

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-inside studio Mahaloness
(featured hälts artworks: ‘white tara’, ‘energia’ and ‘mujō’, also white tara night foto ed.)

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bald eagle medicine

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Just by chance

never underestimate yourself

The bus slows to a crawl as we enter some dusty town. I look out my window, there is tuks tuks zooming around, they’re carrying everything from humans to chickens. The bus comes to a halt. The bus driver turns to inform us that there is some kind of a road block ahead, all large vehicles, delivery vehicles, and buses are out of luck. I have no idea who is blocking the road, my first instinct is to get my stuff together and keep moving forward in a safe and efficient manner. As I get off the bus I ask the driver how long until were moving again, he gives me a look I have seen before, I say ‘gracias’. I look down a dusty street and ‘just by chance’ I see a large man announcing ‘Puerto Escondido!’, we make eye contact and seem to understand each other. I quickly grab my bag from the belly of the beast that the driver has opened, I say ‘buenos dias’ and make a run for the van, dodging vehicles, tuk tuks and dogs along the way. I get across the road and make my way down the busy street towards the man. He points to fairly small white van, I throw my stuff in the back and climb into the side. The van fills up quickly, and there is a man securing some goods on the roof. The man jumps down, the door closes he jumps in and and were off. I am feeling alive. As we move forward we come up to what looks to be Coca Cola trucks and gas trucks sitting on the edge of the road, there is people scattered everywhere, hard to make out whose who and whats what, I feel waves of anxiety so I take a moment to say a few thank yous to Lady Guadalupe. As we pull through the crowds on the street we are stopped by a group of people and I have a really hard time hearing the conversation. Best to just let this one play out, I have a good feeling, this keeps fears at bay. The group lets us pass we weave are way back to the highway and were off like a rocket, or at least as fast as this van can go in between topes. I am smiling.

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super gracias.

detail of a white tara painted by hälts c.2012
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hälts See.me art gallery click here


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lens magica

Occasionally I look through my trusty lens magica, a special glass lens gifted to me while sitting on a rock on a bigger in the middle of the pacific ocean.

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There are some paintings that embody real magic, the thing is when I write about the magic it seems to take away from the magic, so where does that leave me, or you? Well I guess I will think about that, while I ponder here is one of the magical ones sitting on the easel during ritual.

a White Tara for Miles
30x30x2 in.
acrylic on gifted canvas
c.2012

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Thank you
hälts art store and gallery


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tara no. 5

This is the fifth and final part of a series called ‘Painting a Tara’. It is a mixture of timelapse, animation with an original sound overlay. I composed the score using my own recorded samples and brought it together with Garageband. I hope you enjoy it.

Link: Tara no. 5

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been on the road quite a bit this fall season.

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hälts art store featuring the Purple Paintaverse