Studio Everywhere


We are Michael (Mike), Gabriela (Gaby) and Elena ORWICK and we call Oregon, USA home.

img_2352MIKE is a professional fine artist –  An Oregon native, he’s enjoyed international travel on and off, and has built his career upon the pursuit of beauty and colorful expression.  He loves the water, hiking, and photography.



ELENA turned 11 in Costa Rica, shortly after we started our round-the-world trip in August 2015.  She is also an artist – – who paints mostly abstract and loves fashion. She is being travel-schooled for 6th grade and will be returning to the Arts and Communications Magnet Academy in Beaverton, OR next year.


GABY comes from Bulgaria.  She is a ball of energy, and a business consultant and program manager by trade.  She came to the US as an exchange student a long time ago, and has always been drawn to explore – being leisure travel, business volunteering, or the outdoors.



We are inspired to travel and learn, and the spark that made the trip happen is what we’ve come to call “STUDIOEVERYWHERE” – our family’s ambition d6246d0015c8eb62ffeb0b53efbf2a14to experience and learn more about how ART empowers, connects, and inspires across boundaries. Every country we go to, we try to do an art project, inviting children to paint and draw self-portraits, expressing “how they see themselves in the world.” At the end, we’d love to put together a photo book that tells the story of that journey.



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  2. Sonia ashour

    I am a saudi interior designer and owner of Agid
    I live in Bahrain … I promote art and artists and believe that art transcends politics and religion… To bring people together …
    As 60% of our population is under 25 years old, art and creativity are key to the future progress of our countries.

    Mark Bahrain one of your destinations… I am happy to help.

    Very proud of Elena

  3. Sharon Smith

    Gaby – It is so great to see you, Mike and Elena doing this absolutely fantastic adventure and helping kids around the world with their own expressions of themselves. Ken and I travelled around the United States in a travel trailer in 2012 and would not change that adventure for anything in the world. It was a great time and we met a lot of great people. We did it just to see places we had never been before, not for something as grand as what you and your family are doing. It is great to see Elena taking after Mike with the arts. Congratulations to all of you for what you are doing and have FUN….

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      OMG, Sharon, so fantastic to hear from you!!! Sorry I am just now seeing your comment, ahhh, it’s been a long time! And thank you for the kind words.
      I remember your adventure in 2012 and had wondered if you settled back down. Please write more, do you have my email or Facebook?
      All the best!

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