The Cost of Convenience

Edit Artwork | Wallhanging by Geraldine Simmons | Artists for Conservation

The Cost of Convenience

59.00cm H x 42.00cm W
Mixed Media (Coloured pencil and gouache on paper)
Year Completed:
Baby orang-utan
Original for Sale:
Available as Ltd Edition:
Artist will donate 10% to Friends of the National Parks Foundation (Indonesia) from sale of this work.
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Original reserved for solo art exhibtion October, 2021 (now postponed due to Covid). Limited editions available.


Our modern “convenient” way of living is destroying rainforest habitat, all for making ready made snacks from palm oil. Those instant noodles, ice-cream, corn chips and many other products made from palm oil comes at a significant cost: the loss of the forest homes and lives of one of the most beautiful creatures on the planet.  Maybe it’s time to re-think the instant gratification mentality and glutinous consumption habits modern society is so driven by.


According to WWF earth has lost half of its wildlife in the past 40 years.


“We can’t ignore the evidence – these serious declines in wildlife species populations are an indicator that nature is unravelling and that our planet is flashing red warning signs of systems failure. From the fish in our oceans and rivers to bees which play a crucial role in our agricultural production, the decline of wildlife affects directly nutrition, food security and the livelihoods of billions of people.”


Through each portrait I aspire to show what is inherent in every animal on earth, of what is beautiful and worth saving and to show that these innocent beings are just as sentient as we are. When someone views one of my wildlife portraits and connects with their eyes I invite the viewer to become more curious and to take a closer look; to learn more about them in order to save them.



Available Editions of this Artwork

Edition Info Edition Size Dimensions Edition Price
The Cost of Convenience | Giclee (signed/numbered) 150 42.00cm H x 30.00cm W $100.00 USD
The Cost of Convenience | Giclee (signed/numbered) 150 59.00cm H x 42.00cm W $175.00 USD

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