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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