Wildlife portrait artist Geraldine Simmons has exhibited both nationally and internationally receiving many invitations to donate her works to well-known animal conservation groups such as Humane Society International, Sea Shepherd, Borneo Orangutan Society and Sketch for Survival in conjunction with Explorers Against Extinction in the UK. Gaining signature membership to Artists For Conservation was one of her proudest achievements along with being the recipient of the 2010 AFC Conservation Artist Award for May of that year.
Geraldine’s most notable local exhibitions include the Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize, Kenneth Jack Memorial Drawing Award and Northern Beaches Art Prize (formerly Warringah Art Prize.) International exhibitions include the International Society of Scratchboard Artists annual juried show, Golden Turtle International Wildlife Art Festival in Moscow and the Art of Conservation International Exhibit of Nature with companion hardcover coffee table book. The Artists for Conservation's annual exhibit in Canada is the world's top conservation-themed art show.
Geraldine is a signature member of the International Society of Scratchboard Artists and has won a number of awards for her realistic wildlife portraits.
Ninety five percent. That's how much the ring-tailed lemur wild population has plummeted since 2000. Habitat loss, the illegal pet trade and bushmeat hunting are driving this charismatic species to extinction.
Scratchboard 14 x 11 inches.
#geraldineswildlifeart ALL great apes (Gorillas, Orangutans, Chimpanzees, and Bonobos) are currently listed as endangered or critically endangered species and facing near universal decline!
The main causes for their decline are human-caused climate change, rampant poaching, and severe habitat loss.
Losing them would be devastating for the planet and would destabilize entire ecosystems.
By purchasing a strictly limited edition print (25 only) of "Hold on Tight" a percentage of sales will go to the Gorilla Organization. Print size is 53cm W x 41.5 H including a white border for signing and numbering. At $210 (plus postage & handling) the print comes with a certificate of authenticity.#geraldineswildlifeart