100 Artworks for a Koala entry by Geraldine SIMMONS   Title: ‘ Snuggle In ‘ – watercolour.

Living wiht Koalas artsit Geraldine Simmons

Geraldine SIMMONS

Artist for conservation based in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

“I aspire to show not just an “animal” but a living , breathing being who shows intelligence and has feelings …”

 100 Artworks for a Koala entry: Title: ‘ Snuggle In  

Size: w  28cm (11 ins) x   h 30.5 cm (12”       | Medium: watercolour and white ink on paper

” When I lived in England, the most exciting thing for me before moving to Australia at the age of eight was receiving my nanas home-sewn koala toys. So dear to my heart, they brought me hours of joy and an ever-evolving appreciation of all animals, especially wildlife. I based this artwork on a photo that I snapped at Taronga zoo. I was lucky to witness the mother koala cradling her baby and keeping it safe. But who knows how safe koalas will be in the future, now that they are losing their lives in more intense and frequent fires caused by human-induced climate change as well as urban sprawl and deforestation.”

” Geraldine Simmons

Working from her home studio in Sydney, Geraldine has exhibited both nationally and internationally receiving many invitations to donate her works to well-known animal conservation organisations such as Humane Society International, Sea Shepherd, Borneo Orang-utan Society and now, Living with Koalas. Geraldine is both a signature member of Artists for Conservation and International Society Scratchboard Artists.  


2019 Vanishing Point, Down Under Gallery, Chippendale, NSW

2018 Sketch for Survival in conjunction with Explorers Against Extinction – Touring England, UK and New York, USA

2018 AFC Silent Skies Mural Project, Vancouver, Canada

2017 Sketch for Survival campaign in conjunction with Explorers Against Extinction –Royal Geographical Society, London, UK.

2015 Orang-utan Protection Foundation Art Exhibition in conjunction with World Orang-utan Day, London, UK

2014 Sea Shepherd Art Auction, Fremantle Sailing Club, WA

2012 Whale of a Time Festival, Birkbeck University of London, UK

2012/11/09 Silvery Gibbon Art Auction, Perth

2010 Australian Orang-utan Project exhibition, Brisbane

2009/07/05 Humane Society International Extinction Denied Art Exhibition, Art House hotel Sydney,

2009/08 Borneo Orang-utan Society Auction, London, UK
2006 Milking the Rhino documentary film, Fundraiser Exhibition, Santa Fe, USA


2022 Sentient Beings – A Close-up Look into the World of Animals through Portraiture, Diversarty Gallery, Cromer, NSW.

2016 Light, Space and Time, Online Solo Art Series #4 Exhibition


2021 /19/17/16/14/13/12 Art of Conservation- An International Exhibit of Nature in Art Virtual exhibit in conjunction with AFC annual festival, Vancouver, Canada

2016 The Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize, South Australian Museum, SA
2016 ENDANGERED Art and Photography Contest, Miami, USA
2105 Golden Turtle 9th International Wildlife Art Festival, Moscow, Russia
2016 Wildlife Art @ Discovery Exhibition, CSIRO Discovery Centre, ACT
2016/14 Richeson75 International Animals, Birds and Wildlife 2014, Wisconsin, USA

Living with Koalas 100 artworks