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

Inside Sesshin


Sesshin- touching the heart-mind, intensive Zen meditation, here it refers to intensive paint meditation that is being in Mahaloness.
So why do I spend the majority of my life making paintings? That’s easy. I love to paint. Painting is a way of healing, it is a way to pass on age old wisdom, it can move a person, it is meditation, it has the capacity to create new feelings, it can be political or it can be silly. I know when I create I am exercising my freedom, which is being challenged every day by the powers that be, or by even public opinion. I live in a country where I still have the freedom to think for myself, and to express from within without facing persecution, that is as long as it is in accordance with legal parameters. So even though I have the freedom to express I also know that I am still limited in terms of outlets. This is something I have had to learn to work with. Over the years I have painted in as many conditions, both legal and otherwise, from the conventional to the the totally absurd.I have an insatiable appetite for creativity, it is relentless, it has been known to consume me. I look forward to that day when I can sit and breathe and maybe that’s when I can feel okay with the world I live in. I am one to follow my dreams, or perhaps better put, I am one to craft my dreams and allow the light of day to work its magic and reveal those dreams to you. If this is confusing or my thoughts seem all around, I can assure you this moment is profound, profound to me as I sit here in a basement and explore the inside.
FotoMahaloness -a recent commission Sesshin















Author: hälts

Hi my name is hälts, I am a Canadian artist, geographer, film worker and mostly a human being. I did not grow up thinking I wanted to be an artist, things just kind of fell into place. Art is a special gift humans have developed since inception. Mother Earth is the greatest artist, and who keeps me humble on my path. I mostly paint, and use acrylic with an assortment of brushes and touches, and sometimes watercolour. I am also well rounded with airbrush skills, spray paint, digital art and production, filmmaking, photography and drawing. I make fine art work, small paintings, big paintings, murals, wearable art, functioning art, and art for healing. I go wherever calls. I inspire while also being inspired by this planet, and my fellow beings. Life is a gift, and that's how I treat it. If that's not enough for you, then perhaps someone else can fill your expectation. I have no one to impress, I don't do this to be cool, and I care about this planet as much as Greta Thunberg, thank you very much, and all the life it sustains. I am not pro this person or that person, politically agnostic, I am spiritual, I am happy, I am sad, I am love, I am fear, I am joy, I am sorrow, I am all that humans are. I don't care about celebrities endorsements, and reminder there are many folk out there doing their part for Mother Earth, in their own way long before the current movement, upheaval does not create forever change, it goes in cycles, it always has and it always will, just sit in front the ocean and see it for yourselves. Most of all I just am. Thank you kindly, hälts

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