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I thought you may love this unsolicited testimonial from someone I don’t know who had seen a post with a recently finished commission. I’m also sharing this as a reminder MORE »

Abstract Artist Cassandra Gaisford: Fun! Fun! Fun! A landscape from her mind

Abstract Artist Cassandra Gaisford: Fun! Fun! Fun! A landscape from her mind

In this video, I share the creative process behind one of two recent artworks commissioned by a couple as ‘statement pieces’ to adorn the large white walls of their soon-to-be-completed MORE »

Do we need art in our lives?

Do we need art in our lives?

“So while our art cannot, as we wish it could, save us from wars, privation, envy, greed, old age, or death, it can revitalize us amidst it all.” ~ Ray MORE »

LEARN TO PAINT AMAZING ABSTRACTS: SUMMER LOVE THREE-DAY ART RETREAT  Friday February 17 to Sunday 19, 2023. 

LEARN TO PAINT AMAZING ABSTRACTS: SUMMER LOVE THREE-DAY ART RETREAT  Friday February 17 to Sunday 19, 2023. 

Save your spot! Create Amazing Abstracts with award-winning artist Cassandra Gaisford, February 17, 18 & 19, Outside of Kerikeri in The Bay of Islands, New Zealand. Our slots for an MORE »

How to have more fun in 2023

How to have more fun in 2023

“Spark of Fun!” is my first completed artwork for 2023 and echoes my mantra for the year ahead. Spark of Fun began its journey over the period of the Covid feardemic, MORE »

Ode to Joy: When it rains I paint summer

Ode to Joy: When it rains I paint summer

In this video, I’m sharing some memories of times that I’ve shown up for joy despite really bad ‘weather’—physically, emotionally, culturally, economically or something else. That’s what art can do. MORE »

Encaustic Art: How Beeswax Sparks Joy

Encaustic Art: How Beeswax Sparks Joy

 “Passion is the fire that drives us to express who we really are.” I’ve had a wee run on my beeswax paintings and encaustic art lately. A lovely lady, well-established in the MORE »

Why I live soberly & Vincent Van Gogh tried too

Why I live soberly & Vincent Van Gogh tried too

‘I live soberly because I have a chance to do it, I drank in the past because I did not quite know how to do otherwise. Anyway, I don’t care MORE »

Do more of what you love in 2023

Do more of what you love in 2023

Get inspired and make a positive change for yourself—quit or cut back on drinking booze. This may surprise you, but one of the simplest ways to do more of what MORE »

Magic and Miracles Online Workshop

Magic and Miracles Online Workshop

Register and grab your spot today! About this workshop At the end of every year, I create a passion journal to help clarify and manifest my intentions. It’s a fun, MORE »

2022 in review—fear can drive you

2022 in review—fear can drive you

Fear often gets a bad rap. But as you’ll discover in my yearly review, fear can drive you in a positive new direction. I first began to write my annual MORE »

This is fun…

This is fun…

🔴 WE LOVE IT 1500mm x 1100 mmAcrylic on canvas I’m really excited to be working on a second commission piece for a fun-loving Bay of Islands couple. What a MORE »

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Why 2023 is Your Year for Magic and Miracles

Why 2023 is Your Year for Magic and Miracles

Well my joys, 2023 is shaping up to be a wonderful year full of magic and miracles. The darkness of the past for years is making way for the light MORE »

BAY OF ISLANDS ART RETREAT 2023

BAY OF ISLANDS ART RETREAT 2023

Artistic inspiration to start the New Year… February 17 to 19, 2023. Art@Rangitane, Kerikeri Come and join Cassandra’s Bay of Islands Art Retreat for 72 hours of pure bliss in MORE »

Landscapes of my mind

Landscapes of my mind

Recently a gorgeous couple came to visit me in my happy gallery, Art@Rangitane and asked me to “create a landscape from my mind” to grace the walls of their new MORE »

Value your happiness

Value your happiness

Today’s card from the Art of Life Inspiration Deck. The painting isDANCE WITH LIFE 250 mm x 600mm Encaustic, oil crayon, pastel, mixed media on board. People often ask me, MORE »

Artist’s Life: Love In Wellington

Artist’s Life: Love In Wellington

In between writing self-empowerment books and love stories (as Mollie Mathews), I love to paint…which explains, in part, why so many of my stories have art-related themes. My new release, MORE »

How to commission a painting you’ll love

How to commission a painting you’ll love

People often ask me, “How do you commission a painting from an artist? How can you be sure you’re going to get what you want? It must take a lot MORE »

How to believe in miracles when everything seems to be going wrong

How to believe in miracles when everything seems to be going wrong

Recently a visitor to my gallery commented, “You are handling the death of your mother so well. I know people who have spent years grieving.” I didn’t burden her with MORE »

How to keep flowering into your true potential

How to keep flowering into your true potential

How to keep flowering into your true potential when people, situations and things beyond your control knock you about? That’s the challenge, isn’t it? It’s amazing how the simplest of MORE »

Are you extremely sensitive, or is life unbearable?

Are you extremely sensitive, or is life unbearable?

Vincent Van Gogh once lamented, “I don’t know if I’m extremely sensitive or life is unbearable.” I feel many of us can relate to this dilemma. There is no doubt MORE »

Bay of Islands One Day Art Retreat November

Bay of Islands One Day Art Retreat November

Leave your worries behind and unleash your inner child! Come and join award-winning artist Cassandra Gaisford’s Bay of Islands Art Retreat for hours of creative play, fun and joy. WHEN MORE »

how to be more resilient and have gaslight repellant

how to be more resilient and have gaslight repellant

Hi my joys, I wanted to share my thoughts, experience and tips to help you learn how to be more resilient and have gaslight repellant. Are laughter, love and joy MORE »

How To Commission A Painting

How To Commission A Painting

A recent commission. ‘Always Summer, acrylic on canvas, 2400 mm x 1200 mm Why Commission A Painting? You have remodelled your home, built new, or just feel like an immediate MORE »

Summer Love Exhibition

Summer Love Exhibition

“One word frees us from the weight and pain of life: That word is love.” ~ Sophocles My new Labour Weekend art exhibition, “Summer Love”, shares a flurry of colourful, MORE »

The Best Words You’ll Ever Hear

The Best Words You’ll Ever Hear

When I was six I dreamed of being a writer and an artist. I wrote poems and short stories and submitted them to the Sunday Star Times, which was published MORE »

Serenity and Misty Days

Serenity and Misty Days

Hello my joys, Happy spring or autumn, where ever you are in the world. I hope you’re enjoying the change in season. I want to share with you some recent MORE »

HOW LESS CAN BE MORE WHEN CREATING GREAT ART

HOW LESS CAN BE MORE WHEN CREATING GREAT ART

In this video, I share practical art tips and insights into my creative process, including how to declutter your paintings to make great art. You’ll see me creating monochromatic elegance MORE »

Want a big piece of my joy?

Want a big piece of my joy?

As well as playing around with Tiktok, I’ve been having lots of fun painting in the studio. You may be surprised to see quite a lot of black. You may MORE »

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ABOUT CASSANDRA
I am an artist, storyteller, intuitive guide, mentor and Reiki master. All my creations are infused with positive energy , inspiration, and light. I believe in magic and the power of beauty, joy, love, purpose, and creativity to transform your life. My greatest joy is helping your realize your dreams. That makes my soul sing!

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