I am free. I live in a free country. I live in a free country that has laws. I live in a country that has laws that inhibit my freedoms. The laws are there to protect citizens of this country. My freedom inhibits your freedom. Your freedom inhibits mine. People. People have opinions. It is just your opinion. It is not the people. It is the people. I am right.You are wrong. I am right. You are a wrong. I don’t know. I know. Who are you? Who are they? Who is Who? Who is right? Who is wrong? I don’t know. I know. I am right. False. I am wrong. Right. I am free. You are not free. Nothing is free. Free to choose. No. Yes. So…..where do we go from here?
Hello, my name is Shane Haltman. I am a Canadian artist, currently living the East Kootenay, British Columbia, Canada. I sign most of my work with Hälts, a nickname I adopted somewhere along the journey. As you have probably have noticed I have a new theme and name for my website. From this point forward haltsart.com will act as my art gallery, where I will showcase different projects and artworks. The content will range from short films/video art, drawings, hybrid art, and fine art paintings. For particular artworks there will be links available for you to go to. The links are there for those of you interested in collecting art, and for ordering prints. Currently links are set to take you to Saatchi Art, who I have been with since 2013. On my gallery you will find a small collection of watercolours, representing a fork in the road in terms of my artistic practice. I often refer to myself as a hybrid artist, amalgamating techniques and methods. While watercolour was a new medium for me, I also continued to work with acrylic and other media during the same period of time. Moving from one medium to another I adapt techniques, so they no longer are bound to one medium or another. Watercolour is a remarkable in terms of colour, and latitude. I found I was able to introduce some of my acrylic techniques, that proved to work quite well. I also felt watercolour pushed me into new territory, and new ways express. I found the series to be both, liberating and rewarding. It is one of my favourite periods, however I can say that about most of the art I have made in my life, each one unique and a celebration of my freedom to express my inner spirit. And, in doing so offering a sanctuary; a peaceful space for the viewer to enjoy. I will continue writing this blog and will cover a variety of areas as well as free writing, discussions on art, and so on. Thank you for joining me and I look forward to the path ahead.
In recent news my artwork ‘woven antler’ was selected to be showcased on Saatchi Art ‘New this Week’ follow this link and you will find it on the bottom of the page. It is also featured on my website gallery. It is not everyday my artwork gets worldwide exposure, it is an honour and I am thrilled to be part of an incredible global art scene.