Geraldine Simmons's blog

Friday, 16 July, 2021
All of my physical needs were met, I was fed nice food, had a roof over my head and a comfortable bed in which to sleep. Somewhere along the line I was taught to shut down, to believe I was stupid and to feel ashamed of who I am that led to a comfort zone of hiding for most of my life. Extreme social anxiety is my biggest my fear and avoidance. Growing up as a loner and having no friends, being constantly left out, not picked for any of the sports teams, being bullied, spending recess and lunch on my own and being the dumbest at maths confirmed how I felt about myself leading...
Saturday, 6 May, 2017
My love of wildlife and drawing wildlife always opens up wonderful opportunities for me and one of those opportunities was an awesome trip to Borneo, Indonesia. I would like to share my amazing 6-day trip in 2005 to Tanjung Putting National Park in Kalimantan (a part of the island of Borneo). It is here where FRIENDS of the NATIONAL PARKS FOUNDATION is stationed, and that I have been supporting for quite a few years. Firstly, I would like to introduce you to FNPF and briefly tell you what they do as most of their work is carried out in the Tanjung Puting National Park as well as...
“I would love it if “endangered species” became a term that we didn’t hear anymore.  Something needs to change. Change is possible. Change is scary and right now we really don’t have a choice… ”During my travels in the deep jungles of Borneo, the eyes of the orangutans struck me.This was the catalyst for my mission to raise funds and awareness for endangered wildlife. At the time, I had the amazing opportunity to visit the rehabilitation centre for orangutans.  I remember how heavy and steamy the air was as I walked towards one of the...
“Featured Artist” - Hyperrealism Magazine #11 - June 2020- p.68 -73. This magazine interview gave me the opportunbity to talk about AFC and my art.
Wildlife Rescue Magazine is a leading Australian wildlife rescue magazine with over 60,000 readers. Geraldine's main article is in Isuue 6, page 24, 2013. The artist donated a limited edition signed and numbered giclee print of Tree Top to assist Wildlife Rescue Magazine encourage more subscribers in order to increace awareness of wildlife rescue efforts Australia wide.