May 25, 2017
6:00 pm

The tree of life is honoured in science, religion, philosophy, and mythology. Its branches stretch toward the Universe and its roots dig ever deeper into Earth; a great metaphor for our human development. Discover how art becomes a way of learning about ourselves and receive what our own intuitive drawings of the Tree of Life have to teach us during this three hour hands-on workshop with Gaia Orion. 

Time: 6 – 9 pm

Location: Main Gallery, Rails End Gallery

Fee: $40 plus HST incl. materials


About Gaia Orion

Gaia is one of two invited artists in our current exhibition “Sacred Woods” until May 25, 2017.  She has gained international recognition by receiving awards of excellence from Manhattan Arts International and a review from New York art critic Jill Conner. She has exhibited in Paris, New York, San Francisco and Toronto as well as in Mexico, Spain, Germany, Hungary and Bali. Her artwork has been featured in over 60 different publications in Canada, USA, France, UK, Taiwan and China, with 16 cover pages and numerous articles and interviews.

Art has always been a lasting reflection of historical stages since the dawn of humanity. Gaia’s colourful, detailed, harmonious oil paintings are narratives of our personal and collective stories in these present challenging times. She deeply feels the call to return to the natural and the spiritual and that it is an absolute necessity for us as a species to take responsibility in our next evolutionary step. Consequently, the artist is actively engaged with her artwork and has collaborated in many projects worldwide working toward constructive and positive change.

Furthermore, although her themes are universal they also speak more specifically with strong feminine images inviting women to embrace and reconnect to who they are in the full scope of their power and capacities.

Growing up the first seven years of her life, mostly barefoot in Africa, provided Gaia Orion with the foundation for her love of nature and an aspiration for living free. She studied and graduated in Paris as an architect before her adult life took her to the forest in Canada. As a mother of three and a self-made entrepreneur, accompanied by her Canadian husband, her personal quest led her on an inner exploration through meditation, personal development and a focus on living a simple and healthy life. Her paintings concurrently started to emerge as she found her way back to the ‘wild’.

Gaia built a successful career in a short 10 year period, and now is also a coach and mentor for anyone willing to ignite their creativity or their art career. As an advocate for personal and societal change she is also a motivational speaker inspiring others to live a fulfilling, healthy, life where their own unique talents can flourish. With her creativity she has found her way of sharing and connecting deeply with people.

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The Tree of Life - a workshop with Gaia Orion