Mahaloness

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


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the Wild West of Zen 

In the Wild West of Zen where the air is crisp and clean, the cowboys and cowgirls ride them horses and the cattle sing, their rhythms in sync with the seasons. Here hälts reminisces his childhood, days spent exploring the countryside, playing war in the woods, helping out with the farm, getting attacked by geese, wrestling roosters and feeding pigs. The sky never disappointed as clouds larger than life filled the sky and lightening bolts sparked a kids imagination, where did it come from ? These early years were the catalyst to a life of searching, exploring on a horse named curiosity, a spark rekindled in these moments of life. 

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And now a minimotion called ‘The Wild West of Zen’ with soundscape called ‘Zen and Now’

old world towards new world

the journey, beautiful spectacular

a nap in the grass is highly recommended by hälts (foto cred: Rebecca🍂🍁)


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no time zone

I have done my share of drifting in this lifetime, going to places that I have never been before, experiencing the unknown, observing and participating in rituals that strengthen character and connection to this place called home.

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moments in spacetime and experiences in peace of mind.

doing live art at Entheos festival BC

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a moth friend, it has been my experience that insects visit me while I am in it.IMG_4133.JPG

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studio where I leave the hectic world and enter the no time zoneIMG_4321.JPG

The magic of it is in the doing. -Zen and Zero

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hälts art shop and gallery


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still lifes with the Green Tara

The Green Tara and all of the Tibetan/Nepalese Taras, in all colours of the rainbow and beyond, are very grounding paintings to produce. They are very skillful paintings in that the details are important to me, every brush stroke counts. What it is less important to me is to paint it fast and just make it look like a Tara, or what I call ‘good enough’ practice. When it comes to art and life the Tara painting is my sacred practice. When I paint them or ones that are meditative and spiritual in essence, I experience calmness, love and joy. The Tara is a constant reminder to me to remember that as a man and human I have a lot to be grateful for and to love the women in my life and my beloved one and to Mother Earth herself for providing. When I stray from my path and life gets a little out of balance, the Tara brings me back and this is a beautiful thing. So to all the female energy and women of Earth this painting is for you. I am currently in the process of a new White Tara painting which I will be sharing the progress as it develops.

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I have chosen three fotos of the Green Tara. This painting similar to sculpture seems to morph as the layers go on. It is a slow practice and demands concentration and patience, virtues that can easily be forgotten in the heat of the moment. I hope to continue to learn that peace and right practice will steer me through the troughs, so as I can continue to work on the work I love. My hope is to provide you fellow beings with quality and beautiful artwork, and continue to share that with you through the Mahaloness channel.

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Thank you deeply.


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Inspiration and flow cont.

I have been painting for what feels like a lifetime, and when I am painting, or even writing these blogs, I am tapping into the source. The source being the inspiration that I have encountered along the way, each day or night, and in between. I have been fortunate to meet some great folks, who share their stories, and I have been known to translate some of these into painted visions. Perhaps at heart I am a folk artist, or perhaps a spirit painter, I like to think I am a story teller, and a documentarian of wisdom, the kind of wisdom that underlies knowledge, the current and flow of information that we as humans cannot afford to lose. Although there is a spiritual aspect to my work, I also think spiritual experience has its variance amongst the many, and that is why it is a good idea for me to be open while being discerning at the same time. Sometimes it’s just a feel thing, I commit to my gut and heart, this is more or less the ambiguous aspect of my story, and leaves for a lot of uncertainty and reliance on patience and trust, though I am very much a student in this matter, and am constantly working at it. I also have experienced what I call flash visions. Following a flash vision I like to research some of the components of the vision, that is if it is something of this world, and than make notes, doodle and than translate that into a painting. It might seem a little ambiguous, and I know from experience that even the most mundane of activities, or encounters can foster a creative burst, this is the zen way, in that no matter how big or small the encounter, no matter how crazy or calm, the input is always available, and when I tap into a good one, the law of attraction, based on my observations and experience, does seem to correlate with good output and flow. Perhaps this close to being effortless, though in my experience work has always been a rather crucial component, the good work that is.
FotoMahaloness an array of paintings and a tip of the inspirational ice berg.
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