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About Gaia Orion
Gaia originally hails from Paris, France, where she studied and graduated with honours as an architect from Ecole des Beaux Arts in 1997. She is also an entrepreneur: founder and former co-owner of Sprouts For Life (a certified organic sprout business) as well as co-owner of The Funky Clothesline (a successful line of hand-dyed and painted clothing). Gaia, along with her husband and three children, reside north of Toronto (Ontario, Canada).
Gaia Orion's prints, cards, and/or jewelry with her images, are being sold in over 70 stores, galleries and museums in Canada, United States, France and the U.K.
Her artwork has been featured in over 25 different publications in Canada, USA, France, UK, Taiwan and China, with 9 cover pages and numerous articles and interviews. As well, she is the illustrator for the Reiki News and New Moon Girls magazines in U.S.A, Rêves de Femmes publication in France and also is a contributor for We’Moon date book and calendar.
Gaia was selected with 50 other artists worldwide to be part of Les Arts de l'Eveil (Arts of Awakening). This association from France represents the movement of conscious change within the arts and has as a mission to bring beauty, joy and meaning to the lives of people and society. www.artsdeleveil.net
Gaia has been chosen as one of 144 visionary artists from across the world for the Galactik Collector's Cards. This global arts initiative by Delvin Solkinson, (manager-editor of Alex Grey’s Cosm Magazine) is a collection of art cards that celebrates the spirit of world inspired imagination and artists. Other great artists that are part of this project are Ernst Fuchs, Alex Grey, Robert Venosa, Amanda Sage, Daniel Mirante, Brigid Marlin, Lukas Kandl, etc... elvism.squarespace.com
In 2012, Gaia was interviewed for the book and filmed documentary "Un Nouveau Monde En Marche" (Toward A New World). The book was written by the French fair trade company Alter Eco in collaboration with Gandhi International. She is one of the 25 interviewees with other main personalities of French politics, economy, ecology, philosophy and arts. For more info click here
In May 2012 Gaia's painting A Meaningful Life won the award of excellence for the international competition "The Healing Power of Art" from Manhattan Arts International of New York. She is also selected with 35 other worldwide artists to be part of their online art gallery. Director and curator Renee Phillips also wrote an article on Gaia "The Qualities of a Succesful Artist."
With her creativity she has found her way of sharing and connecting deeply with people. Focusing on living a simple and healthy life allows Gaia the time and space to be sensitive and express the inspiration that arises.