GAIA ORION

Visionary art participating in the emergence of a new conscious world

The Secret To Abundance (From An Artist!)

The Secret To Abundance (From An Artist!)

Now let’s be straight forward: I simply hate these kind of titles but in life I can actually see the point when I always felt broke and when, next, I felt abundance. I want to talk about this subject because this theme of ‘being broke’ is such an issue for most artists, and as I said, this was a problem I had too. The truth is when the shift happened, my income didn’t...

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From Visionary Art To Integral Art

From Visionary Art To Integral Art

One of the first articles I wrote on my blog was entitled ‘Finding my family in the art world’. In 10 years working full time on my art I have realized now that visionary art in the art world is still avant-garde and is not well represented in galleries or museums around the globe. We do have our own movement and prestigious exhibitions are hosted by various curators and visionary...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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“Do the art that you want to do”

“Do the art that you want to do”

I was at a local art show and an older lady beside me was selling her artwork as well. She is a very talented artist and her subject matter was Canadian landscape and wildlife that she painted on wooden objects like canoe paddles, boxes, candle holders etc. As we were getting to know each other she told me that she loves my art and in a slightly embarrassed voice she said “my art is kind...

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