Mahaloness

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


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an offering 

  As I travel through this unfamiliar land I begin to release the pressures that life brings, and the soul does sing. I am guided by an inner desire to explore this planet, always observing its changes, some subtle, some more extreme. Here in the coast I smell the the salty ocean air, sun kissed, all that was a problem evaporates with the morning dew, only leaving a heightened sense and clearer view. New experiences, new perceptions, the ocean brings healing to being and calms the mind made busy in the pursuit of maya and the illusions that life presents. Here I am carefree, worry free, anxieties driven by the hustle and bustle lifestyle to maintain some kind of comfortable existence fades quickly replaced by soothing sounds of lapping waves on a beach, sparkling with millions upon millions of tiny beads, birds singing, and a cool sea breeze. Let me live in this moment forever even though I know this to be fleeting, I will keep this moment in my memory banks for those days when life turns blue. 

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When on the road there are people who will leave you something nice, reminding you that humanity despite the news is alive and well

morning yum made with love by my travelling companion

I am always fascinated with the local flora when I arrive in a new place.

​I love to timelapse the sky, here is the sky near Seaside Oregon, close to where the Columbia River meets the  Pacific Ocean. 
It is time to move on to see some giants, ancient trees, remanants of what was, and a reminder to continue to protect these areas, stewardship, so that future generations can experience these amazing trees in person, not just on a computer or smart phone screen. 

And now from the hälts ART vault

Here are three treasures from the vault, they show my early forrays and amalgamation of abstract, realism and surrealism. I had a lot of urban influence early on, as well I was interested in Japanese kabuki, mokuhanga (wood block printing), specifically ukiyo-e artistic genre. I have continued to work on this style as you will see in the last image which is a recent foto from my studio. 

‘easty westy’ acrylic on canvas c.2006

‘geisha’ wearable art, hand painted cap c.2005


Currently in the studio 

a new painting called ‘SLO’ and ‘forest wolf’ and some other WIP projects including a skeleton helmet for an Olympic athlete I am about to transform into a moose, more on that in future posts.



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Feature Presentation 

In the meantime and in between time hälts makes art, and sometimes works on a film set as grip helping out with sweet dolly moves with occasional sips of coffee. The art lately has been all about the cardboard, taking boxes previously used for shipping art and turning that into art. Interestingly enough the process is quite satisfying and surprisingly cost effective. There is a long tradition of painting on cardboard, especially when times have been tough, wartime, Great Depression, and these types of life occurrences have forced artists to be resourceful, and that’s all right. Sometimes less is more, it makes you appreciate the small things in life instead of the Guam nfilly of treating everything as expendable, and putting the brake on a throw away society, because Earth is worth it, it is our only home and home to many things, not just human, which is something that gets forgotten in the daily grind of the hustle and bustle. 

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First up a new minimotion ‘Feature Presentation’ with soundscape ‘Wolfy’ which features a real sweet dolly move, hälts in the studio, some sharks animations, and a bunny battle royale. 

sharkwolf squirrel chase scene from the aquarium of the imagination

‘The owls nest’ 🌳 hälts studio in full effect

hälts ‘in it’ moment brah

detail of hälts recycled cardboard paint WIP

hälts recycled cardboard paint WIP nearing the end of the painting cycle

‘Owl vision’ hälts hybrid art brah ⚡️


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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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Dreaming away old

Hello this is hälts, welcome to my page, Mahaloness, it is a great honour to be here and this year is the year to dream away those old lies and let the golden light shine bright within and travel light years all around. Interesting note Mahaloness has been going nearly 5 years, with peaks and valleys, one day 1000 people, and for days and weeks not a soul. The most important thing for me to remember in all of it is to be just keep doing, keep making, and offer what I can in this short and rather unpredictable life. Over the years I have had my share of ‘mistakes’, which turned out to be life experience, and from this life experience wouldn’t you know it my art has flourished. I have been one to experiment with different things, creative explorations DEEP into the abyss of unknowing. In this place I am myself, free to express and not taking that for granted. The depths to which I go is dependent on where I am at, I am human after all and life infliences art, as much as art is a subjective experience, both on the artist and viewer side of things, we are all viewers, I just want to document the world as I see it, this may not fit into a preconceived notions of how things ‘are’, they are for me honest representations of my spirit, body, and mind. So thank you from my heart for being here, for sharing and in this world, the Internet, we are all a strangers getting to know each other, which is pretty cool. I am stoked for the year to come my friends, there is a fire in this here belly. 

Side note: If you would like a sick hälts mural on your wall, in your nice villa, they take 2 weeks, are in the range of 2500-5000 or I am willing to negotiate, interested parties please contact me, don’t be shy. Mahaloness 

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the Mahaloness zone, hälts work station and space station, creative exploration all da time.

mew hälts WIPS watercolor to acrylic painting, keeping in good company always.

it’s healthy to reflect back and see things for that they are, perhaps not what you thought they were, it’s a good time to say goodbye to the old lies and reconnect some good ol grace and dignity, a magic bus hälts painted in 2011, a happy little accident, hälts is an accomplished mural artist and can transform most anything you see here on Mahaloness into a stunning mural, for you beautiful villa⚡️


a foto of hälts as a kid with his old friend and a watercolor WIP in a collaboration with a photographer based on Tibet @pazu on Instagram, check him out cool stuff going on there.

⚡️hälts is opening up a Mahaloness art shop on Etsy, soon prints like this beauty hybrid art will be available for sale, details coming soon⚡️

‘Red eye’ a new hälts minimotion with soundscape ‘mix it together’ featuring a squirrel with glowing red eyes, the healer (I’ve got a garden in my head’ remix) animation, recent art sesshins, hälts working on a new Tiki design, channeling Lono and a red river.

🍍Pineapple Express watercolour series, in different stages of production, some of these will be available on my new shop on Etsy, shop will be opening very soon…

tapping ancient⚡️⚡️⚡️hälts hybrid art, you could say hälts is well connected to his ancestors


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live art brah

One day hälts walked into a store, his friends store called New Age Books and Crystals, he looked at a wall and it was as if the wall said ‘hälts put a mural up here’, and the rest was history. Fast forward several months and hälts thought to himself, ‘it’s time to get of the studio and do some public live art’. And wouldn’t you know it he found himself in the same shop he put his mural ‘creator’, so he set up his art studio and the rest is history in the works. The moral, if there is one, and to be blunt hälts is not so much an expert on morals, they are hard to define after all, the key here in all of this is simply when it calls, ‘do it’, and by ‘it’ I mean source. Tap the source and don’t look back. 

If you would like to go check out hälts painting click on the link to New Age Crystals and Books, for times and address proceed to the link following this message, hälts will be back at it next weekend! New Age FB link, click here
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Direction is key to moving forward. 

halts setting course

the underlayer, setting the tone for the painting ahead

following a lovely day of painting hålts is smiling and the painting, yet to be titl, takes form

there really is so many ways to see it

this is an old technique, draw the image you want to paint on paper, cut it out, and this becomes the guide to the portrait ahead

the new face is outlined and begins to take shape

many rivers lead to the same ocean

hålts invited a friend to come and make a mark, and she did, gracias Nancy!

so many ways to see it