Mahaloness

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


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SLO skull 

Let’s talk about peace. Well it seems there can be no peace without there also being noise, navigating through this conundrum with paint brush on hand has done wonders for my soul. I am by no means a conventional artist, and money and fame has never been the driving force, it’s nice when it comes but it is not reliable and certainly does not create the work. I go to a special place when I paint, there is layers of life to get through before I can find that flow and rhythm, once there it is a dream, smooth, calm, quiet, silence yet loud as spirit roars.  

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‘SLO skull’ 🎥 new minimotion with soundscape, ‘mind’s wasteland’ featuring a studio sesshin today on my skull painting WIP along with some intermittent cuts to timelapse of an incredible cloud formation and colour show late one afternoon courtesy mother earth

drawing has always been a passion of mine, especially in coffee shops amidst a fresh tasty hot cup of coffee

‘dalibasquiat’ a stencil piece I put on my shed in my backyard, he keeps an eye on things

my ‘SLO skull’ WIP in the studio with a background image of a still frame from my minimotion

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BC explorations, 50th, paintings, words, 7 wearable art

First order of business is haltsART and Mahaloness have partnered up with RageOn! to make a variety of positively vibrant wearable art and many other products for the everyday. If you love haltsART and are a fan of the Mahaloness than perhaps this may interest you. I will be posting new designs regularly. here is a few options available now.

Mahaloness Store link, click here

Now that the business is out of the way lets celebrate my parents 50th Wedding Anniversary, for without them halts and Mahaloness would not exist, and to with the way things are today, this is a rare event indeed. So without further adieu my parents 50th Wedding Anniversary commemorative video by halts

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I have been in BC once again exploring the surroundings, getting inspired, doing some healing work, doing some garden work, hanging out with eagles, bear spotting, and working on the constitution (that is doing some restoration to the fundamental well being of this here author). I have seen my world turned upside down, and felt it was a good time to do some reflection and self work, and what better place to do that than BC, Canada, a place I have been blessed to spend half my existence in, and hopefully for many years to come.

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finding peace while reflecting during the Golden hour 

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BC dat dusk medicine

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eagle medicine. foto: BC, Canada explorations and my friend the bald eagle do what it does best.

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As above so below (parallel universes.) foto: BC, Canada

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spring flowers BC medicine

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‘Golden’ (surface water post sunset) foto: Columbia River BC

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‘stairway to the past’ foto document from interior BC explorations.

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purple pulse. (BC, Canada in bloom)

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‘from the brown comes purple.’ (BC, Canada in spring season.)

Lastly a rather new painting by halts called ‘INbetween’

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‘INbetween’ acrylic on wood c.2016 influences: Geography, Spirit, Haida, Rupert Sheldrake (morphic resonance), Sacred Geometry,Nature,ecology This painting is available for sale, please message Mahaloness for details.


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circa 2005

There was a time when all of my attention was put into my art. I was literally living, eating, breathing art. I had a such a sense of urgency and I have come to learn that my creative verve was quite normal for that stage of my development. When I began painting I had little knowledge of the discipline, or the materials. I was anti gallery, anti establishment. I had a tonne of talent, albeit undisciplined, and was very ambitious. Now some ten years later I have mellowed out on that a little bit, the urgency that drove me to create at a feverish pace morphed into a meditative state, painting calmly and expressing a bigger picture than just my own two cents. I have come to realize that although the world seems fast, nothing really does happen overnight, and when it comes to discipline, that never really goes away. I recommend you study painters, living and otherwise, and similar to a writer rewriting his favourite novel, explore the language, and with stamina and some gumption, find your own voice, made solid by a foundation of mentors, teachers and wisdom. Painting for painting’s sake is healing to the practitioner, if you are interested in making art that speaks to the human spirit, or evokes emotion from a viewer, as I am, than be prepared to put in the work, be prepared for rejection, be prepared for the chance of doubt, and keep a good head space as best you can throughout and you will see your work come into a wonderful fruition.

fotoMahaloness – at work in he studio back in the day circa 2005


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Once upon a time near Ho’okipa

There is magic and there is work, you cannot have one without the other.

Fotomahaloness -despite the fact art is often undervalued and lacks integrity due to being entrenched in a society that is seemingly attached to favoritism, and popular trends, if it’s not a trend or a cause it is not worth it! My reaction to this is that the work must be done, and just to support this statement, the fotomahaloness below is some of my work, which I call night art, made in pitch black in the middle of a field next to my love, Lady Pacifica. The mural was covered over by Kone 2012 a day later. So why do it? Why do anything? When do we say enough’s enough, when do we say ‘I don’t want to numb myself!’ or accept the mediocre! As long as the world turns and I am here, I will continue to provide my service, whether or not that is deemed as valuable, the one thing I do know is that the art works, it moves, it is kid approved, and there is plenty of more work to do, even when it gets painted over, or shunned, this is alright, it is the cycle of life, thats what drives the process, the reaction to the action, the response to the absurdity, and on it goes again and again. And my art on a bus, magical, magic which no one can take away from me, for it is not for anyone to own.

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Work

Imagination, work, experience, work, magic, work, luck, work, determination, work, resiliency, work, focus, work, concentration, work, listening as opposed to talking, work, observing, work, immersing, work, facing adversity, work, changing, work, transforming, work, diligence, work, endurance, work, listen to your gut, work, write, work, listen your heart, work, smoke, work, meditate, work,eat, work, make love, work, writing ideas down on napkins might work for some, working works every time.

In other works…

“I feel like shit” may function as what Dr. Eric Berne called a Wooden Leg Game — the attempt to shirk responsibility by feigning incapacity. (Quantum Psychology)

Fotomahaloness -the good work and my true freedom, no matter what the world might think, or how it will be judged, the work is what has to be done. I was once asked, ‘When will it stop?!’ I am working on it.

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Help this writer out. Christian Mihai