Viewing art as a means of social and environmental consciousness, Simone Guimaraes explores the world of endangered species, humanitarian and environment causes.
Her mixed media technique is a fusion between technology and craft. Simone overlays original pencil on paper drawings with digital technology that is then superimpose with a final layer of non-digital mediums. In a world of high-tech and “low-touch” society, the artist conveys the importance human touch still holds in a technological driven culture, purposely interrupting the digital process as a reminder that we have to “physically” do more to coexist with the environment, wildlife and each other.
Ten per cent from sales of Simone’s artwork is donated to organizations around the world in support of wildlife, humanitarian and environmental causes.
Since 2016, the following organizations have been recipients of this initiative: Oceana, UNHCR, WWF, Friends of the Earth (FOE), Rhinos Without Borders, Survival International, Polar Bears International, Australian Koala Foundation and The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International.