We are Michael (Mike), Gabriela (Gaby) and Elena ORWICK and we call Oregon, USA home.
MIKE is a professional fine artist – www.michaelorwick.com. 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 – www.elenagraceorwick.com – 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 to 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.