GAIA ORION

Visionary art participating in the emergence of a new conscious world

My connection to the word “spirituality”

My connection to the word “spirituality”

As I am writing this article I am immersed in what I feel is the  most spiritual place: nature. I am camping on a point, on a lake among the spectacular colours of autumn in Ontario, Canada. Last time my husband went to this spot, I love what he said when he came back: “Gaia, I feel like I have been on a meditation retreat, but this is not it; It is when we meditate that we feel  like it...

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Is It Heartbreaking To Sell An Original Painting

Is It Heartbreaking To Sell An Original Painting

Before I was an artist I always assumed that letting go of a piece of art would be heartbreaking for the creator. I was surprised that for myself it wasn’t so. I remember the first piece of art I ever sold. I exhibited 6 of my ‘funky mushrooms paintings’ at a little private art event and sold one of them. I was ecstatic! I even woke my parents up in the middle of their night...

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Facebook is a great tool for artists – PART 2: Tips and tricks I have learned

Facebook is a great tool for artists – PART 2: Tips and tricks I have learned

When I started using facebook I quickly realized that my effort and time spent on facebook was not rewarding and effective. I paid a local marketing expert that specializes in social media to teach me individually about all the tricks of the trade (her name is Lynn Martin from Mark Us Marketing) . We ended up spending 5 hours together and she taught me how to bring my client database into...

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Article on Artsy Shark, U.S.A.

Article on Artsy Shark, U.S.A.

I have been painting and presenting my work professionally to the world for 10 years now and I am just starting to really understand who I am and what my art is trying to convey. I feel my life journey and artistic career are an example of what ‘living your dream’ could mean. At a personal level, I have let go of the regular routine job life, I have been home with both my husband and...

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The power and potential of facebook: A great tool for artists

The power and potential of facebook: A great tool for artists

There are a two blogs on art marketing that I really like to follow. 1. The Artrepreneur by Renee Phillips. She is the director of from Manhattan Arts International and The Healing Power of Art. Her e-book “How To Create Successful Art Events ” is a very important reference that I have been using for developping my art career. 2. Jason Horejs is the director of Xanadu gallery in...

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Why I Turned Down A Louvre Exhibition

Why I Turned Down A Louvre Exhibition

Sometimes seemingly good opportunities can be guaranteed disappointment in disguise. I first heard about this Louvre exhibition because a local artist was invited by an agent to Paris with her art. She is a very talented artist that paints in the style of the old masters and I thought that her art was a great fit for the Louvre. I never thought for a second that my art could be considered for...

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I am an artist and my husband is not a dentist

I am an artist and my husband is not a dentist

I am shocked at how often I am asked “what does your husband do?” It’s like they think even though I am very serious and ambitious with my art, this couldn’t be the whole deal. They are obviously thinking that someone is supporting my expensive hobby. Well, breaking news: No one is! As a matter of fact my husband is an artist too (a crafter, poet and musician). We support...

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TV Interview on Art Happens, May 2015

TV Interview on Art Happens, May 2015

Interview on Soundcloud : A highlight of Art Happens interview where Gaia talks about her life as an artist. Art Happens Interview: This short interview gives a great overview of Gaia’s art process and life journey. May 2015...

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Before I am an artist: I am a mom. My view on  managing our creative impulses with the demands of being a parent.

Before I am an artist: I am a mom. My view on  managing our creative impulses with the demands of being a parent.

This year me being a mom is going through a transition. My son Tao will be turning 18 and will leave the house to travel and study. When kids come into our lives, the first lesson we are taught is to “be at service”. We may plan to sleep in, watch a movie, read a book, start painting, talk on the phone with a friend… but let’s face it, for many years parents simply...

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Life is miraculous :The synchronicities around my new painting Weaving Her Journey

Life is miraculous :The synchronicities around my new painting Weaving Her Journey

I’ve enjoyed immensely working with many of my clients and over time some have even become good friends. Sarah O’Rourke from Sacred Change is one of them. Together we have co-created three paintings. When Sarah contacted me with her idea for our last project it came at a perfect time in my creative process. In 2009 I had created Our Journey, a painting describing man’s journey...

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Video of the Solo Exhibition in Paris, January 2015

Video of the Solo Exhibition in Paris, January 2015

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From little sketches to gallery walls… and dreaming big!

From little sketches to gallery walls… and dreaming big!

Ten years ago my art was just little sketches on restaurant napkins and pieces of scrap paper. What does it take to transform ideas into a big dream? First I had to think to myself that it could be possible. I meet many talented artists that show me their sketch book, and I often tell them ‘see this one if you made it in big on a canvas it would look amazing’. That’s basically...

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Painting “Weaving Her Journey” created for Sarah O’Rourke, New Earth Priestess

Painting “Weaving Her Journey” created for Sarah O’Rourke, New Earth Priestess

“It is a true blessing having Gaia’s original art displayed in both my home and place of work.  Her paintings speak the language of the soul. Beyond simply looking beautiful, they engage.  Many conversations have been started around these paintings and what they evoke for different people. Her art opens up soul dialogue and asks the viewer to step out of the mundane and into the...

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Image created for Theodore Tsaousidis, Snow Lion Meditation Store

Image created for Theodore Tsaousidis, Snow Lion Meditation Store

“Working with Gaia these past years on a few projects has been exciting and transformative. I felt that she reached into my heart mind and understood the essence of my journey. I appreciate her dedication, patience, and devotion to the spirit of the images we worked on. It was a religious experience having Gaia help me birth my vision.” With gratitude, Theodore Tsaousidis, Snow Lion...

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Interview in the French Magazine Féminin Bio, December 2014

Interview in the French Magazine Féminin Bio, December 2014

RENCONTRE AVEC GAIA ORION , ARTISTE PEINTRE Installée au Canada, Gaia Orion participe depuis dix ans à de nombreux projets pour la construction d’un monde plus conscient. Ses peintures à l’huile traitent de thèmes universels, porteurs d’unité, au travers d’images simples et symboliques aux lignes géométriques et aux couleurs multiples… D’où vous vient votre passion pour...

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Living With Conscience and Integrity

Living With Conscience and Integrity

Here is how I encountered what these words even mean! I was at a restaurant when I just started dating with my, now, husband; when it was time to pay, the waiter gave me back too much change. Before I was about to gladly put the extra money in my pocket, Dolphin called the man to let him know he had made a mistake. This natural gesture of integrity was totally new to me. At that moment I...

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Article in Another View Orillia – Winter 2014

Article in Another View Orillia – Winter 2014

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How to marry business and art?

How to marry business and art?

My good friend Tristan once told me one day that I inherited from the business mind of my dad and the artistic sense of my mom. Although it might sound weird to some people I have always approached my art with the idea that I want to sell it and make a good living from it. In my experience it has never affected my creative process : the place where art comes from is totally different than the...

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The Origin Of My Name

The Origin Of My Name

Someone asked me one day to write a story “to explain the origin of my name”, so as promised, here is the story. My name is Gaia Orion. “Is that your real name?” I am asked often. It all depends what we mean by “real”! I was born Anne Marie Cecile, a classic French and Catholic name. I married a Canadian man named Gabrion Orion, so this gives the Orion of my...

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The impact of my Free! painting

The impact of my Free! painting

Free!  is one of my very first original paintings. I had no idea of the power she emanated when I created her. As an artist it is very hard to see our art in an objective manner. For many years I could never really ‘see’ her for who she was. One day I was having a healing session done on me and my Free! image came really clear into my mind’s eyes. Only then I fully saw her:...

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