GAIA ORION

Art for a peaceful and flourishing world

Eye in the Universe

The power to create illusions is vastly more significant to understand than to understand reality. J. Krishnamurti Last year I was at a 10-day meditation retreat. One evening I was overcome with the idea that someone had committed suicide in one of the cabins. I saw all the signs, it all made sense in my mind to the point that it became so real; I didn’t sleep all night, I was sweating and...

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Why I am optimistic

This painting called Integral Map 1.0 talks about our human evolution. We are certainly going through interesting times. The only way I can relax and be with the turbulent flow is by looking at the current events on a larger scale. We do need to change our habits and behaviour on a global level… and unfortunately, most of us were not going to change without sh*t hitting the fan. We are...

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Gaia Orion Celebrates Women – Article in the Auroran

A collection of 35 paintings celebrating women and their femininity opened at the Aurora Cultural Centre on Saturday. Titled She Flourishes, this is artist Gaia Orion’s first big show in Ontario, although she has exhibited in several countries including Mexico, United States, Spain, Germany and Hungary and has received awards of excellence from Manhattan Arts International. Her exhibition...

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A Successful Solo Show

She Flourishes exhibition is over and I am celebrating its success!My show had ‘best sales in 10 years’ for the gallery, my workshop there had a waiting list (first time it ever happened at that gallery) and the response from the community was amazing. I recently received an email from the gallery assistant who is moving to a new position, here is what she wrote: There have been many...

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Gaia’s Art Podcast

Gaia’s Art Podcast

I started a podcast to build the community of art professionals that I have met over the years leading my art career. This interviews are a way of sharing publicly all the amazing conversations we have when we meet at conferences, shows, art galleries or over the phone. Here are the first three conversations. I invite you to visit the website www.GaiasArtPodcast.com...

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Public Talk: Debunking the Myth of the Starving Artist

Public Talk: Debunking the Myth of the Starving Artist

Gaia gave a talk at the Creative Entrepreneur Weekend at the Hashtag Gallery in Toronto. Here is a 6 min snippet of the 1:30 h presentation she did. Gaia is a certified creativity coach and assists artists with their art career.  She brings to her coaching practice 25 years of experience developing her artistic work – including 12 years of international professional career. For more...

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Award: The Healing Power of Colours

I’ve had a long time relationship with Manhattan Arts International. Renee Philips, the director is also an ‘artrepreneur’, she was my art career coach when I started my career. I love Renee’s vision and mission in the art world. She strives to present art that uplifts, inspires and heal.  This month I am delighted to see that my painting Wholeness has won the...

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I Fell in Love with The Red Book by Carl Jung

I Fell in Love with The Red Book by Carl Jung

I just received The Red Book by Carl Jung and it might be the most amazing book I have ever held in my hands. The book is entirely made by Carl Jung himself. Each page is handwritten in calligraphy with illuminated letters, accompanied by colorful illustrations. I had seen some of his sketches before, but here the artwork is so beautiful, meticulous, vibrant, organized, intricate, profound, deep...

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A Bit of Education on Artist’s Copyrights!

If I need an image I go to Google Images, right click > Save as, we all do it! Often I save an image for my ‘inspiration’ folder or because I will use it as a reference for drawing specific items; and that is just fine because the use of the image stays within my home and I do not use it for any commercial purposes. What is not fine is when we copy images from the net and use them...

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About Gaia’s Workshops

About Gaia’s Workshops

  Art is one of the great ways to learn about oneself. In immersing ourselves in playing with colours, we reach places that are not easily found in our busy lives. The beauty of going there via art is that it is utterly fun: colored pencils in hand, we simply reconnect to a child-like state, open untethered and free to express. On the other hand art can also be a cathartic...

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Life Moves: An Art and Movement Weekend

Life Moves: An Art and Movement Weekend

Here are a slide show and reviews from participants from the workshop Gaia co-hosted with movement meditation teacher Mala Sikka at the Dharma Centre of Canada.   A weekend blending art, movement and music wrapped in the beauty and inspiration of Nature. Lillie Swanson The Life Moves experience moved me a great deal and facilitated some deep glimpses and insights into myself and my life. So...

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Video of the Art Show Opening in Paris – For the Exhibit SPIRITU’ELLES

Video of the Art Show Opening in Paris – For the Exhibit SPIRITU’ELLES

At the galerie Espace Saint Martin in Paris, France in January 2018.   HONORARY COMMITTEE: JULIETTE BINOCHE Actrice – SOPHIE ANDRIEU Fondatrice Womanin Action – LILOU MACE Fondatrice LA Télé de Lilou I ANNE GUESQUIÈRES FONDATRICE DU MAGAZINE FÉMININ BIO ANNE-SOPHIENOVEL Journaliste du Monde – PASCALE D’ERM Journaliste et auteure Sœurs en écologie – BRIGITTE BARONNET...

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Short video from a recent creativity retreat in France

Short video from a recent creativity retreat in France

This retreat was co-hosted with Karine Nivon, editor of  the French magazine Rêve de Femmes. we explore our uterus and creativity during these 5 days in Southern France. Our collaboration was seamless and we promise you many more retreat in the future. Sign up on my newsletter to stay...

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The AGO: A leader ahead of their time

The AGO: A leader ahead of their time

When I started my art career I decided that the contemporary art world was not for me. Despite not fitting in the surrounding art scene, with hard work, determination and internet I found ways to build my own following. I organized my own exhibitions and people came to them. I’ve been making a living from my art for 12 years and have shown my work all over the planet. Until a few years ago...

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Interview of Gaia on Radio Medecine Douce (in French)

Interview of Gaia on Radio Medecine Douce (in French)

Radio host Thomas Marcilly reveives Gaia Orion, visionary artist, mother and entrepreneur to share about her journey on this episode of  Caractères Libres. We will travel between Africa, France, her world in Canada, as well as with her painting. Recorded February 28,...

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FAQ – 5-day Creativity Retreat in France

FAQ – 5-day Creativity Retreat in France

Who are the organizers? Gaia will co-host the retreat with Isabelle Dupond who is the local yoga teacher. During these 5 days Gaia and Isabelle will bring together their complementary talents and practices to enhance your creativity and well-being.     Do I need to have artistic experience?  No artistic experience is necessary. If you are not a skilled artist, it will be easier...

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Reviews From Previous Retreats in France with Gaia

Reviews From Previous Retreats in France with Gaia

This week is something I will cherish for the rest of my life. I’ve never experienced such a beautiful sense of community, being held in a space where I felt so safe and able to explore all these avenues of expression. Sara  I can’t say enough. It sounds like I am oozing praises   but I truly think it was one of the most amazing experience I have ever had. Jennifer Well...

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Gaia Orion Relational Leadership Summit at the Integral Center

Gaia Orion Relational Leadership Summit at the Integral Center

**Cette vidéo est en anglais** From Visionary Art to Integral Art: Gaia Orion presents her artwork and how it fits within the integral theory. She opens a dialogue for defining what is integral art and explains her Integral Map 1.0 painting that was created for the 2016 European Conference in Siofok,...

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Exhibiting in the US and Crossing the Border with your Art

Exhibiting in the US and Crossing the Border with your Art

I recently exhibited my art in the US for my first solo show in Boulder Colorado. While I’ve been on road trips in the US many times, this was a first crossing the border with artwork in my van. Needless to say, I was a bit nervous.  The advice I got from artist colleagues was to ‘just say that you are going to show your art at a non-profit art event with a big smile. For me there is...

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