Geraldine Simmons's blog

Saturday, 9 September, 2023
Nothing could make me feel more proud than selling my painting "Baby Steps." Even better, it sold for well over the asking price. 100% of the proceeds went to Save Elephant Foundation selling for $2000. It was an honour and a privilege to meet the acclaimed founder of Save Elephant Foundation, Lek Chailet at the Northern Beaches Gallery in Cromer, NSW for the screening of her stirring and confronting documentary Elephant Mother. My sensitive soul felt tortured as I sat through moments too unbearable to watch. I knew she had to bring attention to what was happening behind...
Saturday, 17 June, 2023
I feel so humbled and honoured to have my artwork selected for the 2023 David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year exhibition to be held at the Mall Galleries in London from 12th September to 16th September.DSWF Wildlife Artist of the Year is an internationally renowned wildlife art competition and exhibition, which each year attracts entries from some of the most talented artists around the globe who come together to celebrate the beauty of the natural world. DSWF Wildlife Artist of the Year has attracted more than 16,300 entries. Through entry fees, exhibition sales, and sponsorships,...
Thursday, 27 April, 2023
Many thanks to Art Tour International for the opportunity to share my art and thoughts in this significant Earth Day Edition. Scroll to page 25 to see the article.Artists Call to Save Mother Earth - Geraldine Simmons
Tuesday, 17 November, 2020
I was so thrilled to hear the news of being selected for the ENDANGERED Art4Apes Virtual Artist in Residence for November 2020. Read all about it   
Thursday, 5 November, 2020
Guest - Trendy Art Ideas - November 2020 
Monday, 23 March, 2020
 The spring of 2019 and the summer of 2020 were the most catastrophic in Australia's history for bushfires and the consequent loss of a staggering 480 million animals and 18.6 million hectares of habitat. Unable to sit still, I took it upon myself to set up an online Facebook silent auction of my original artwork in coloured pencil on paper titled Afternoon Snooze to raise funds for the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital in NSW. Wildlife carers needed urgent funds to care for the remaining injured koalas in Australia's horrific bushfire emergency. The Port Macquarie Koala...
Saturday, 23 September, 2017
Sketch for Survival international art auction is part of the Explorers against Extinction campaign to protect endangered species worldwide. It is an art initiative inspired by a shocking statistic – on average, one elephant is poached in the wild every 26 minutes. The purpose of the initiative is to highlight the plight of elephants and other iconic species and invited professional artists and celebrity supporters help by donating a simple 26-minute wildlife sketch to the  touring exhibition.I was delighted and felt so privileged to be invited to participate once again in...
Monday, 2 June, 2014
 “What’s in the Future for Orang-utans”- Life as a Human magazine – The Human Interest Magazine for Evolving Minds – Guest Artist, March 27, 2014 
Monday, 3 May, 2010
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...