Paula Wiegmink's blog

Friday, 15 May, 2020
Its not every day that ones gets to tick off the old bucket list!I had the good fortune of receiving an official invitation to attend the 2019 Roots and Shoots & Roots Awards event in London, UK in March last year.I was beyond thrilled and couldn't wait to meet this iconic Dr Jane Goodall in person.I managed to get a flight on the new Dreamliner non stop flight from Perth, Western Australia to Heathrow airport. Flying for just over 16 hours non stop one way was quite an experience in itself.The event was held from 10am - 4pm and I was beyond excited. I was invited by one of the...
Wednesday, 18 April, 2018
The Innovation interior decorating business invited me to attend their 40th year in business celebration in Perth, Western Australia.Having previously exhibted with them as a featured artist during the launch of their 'Africa themed' evening they sent me a personal invitation to attend the event. I was asked if I would donate a painting to be auctioned on the night of the 40th anniversary event celebration. The event was attended by honoured and invited guests only. The funds raised went to an organization of my choice 'Dr Jane Goodall Institute'Some of the special guests were...
Tuesday, 3 October, 2017
Sand, potholes, and donkeys cont…… My 12,000 klm raod trip through Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia and South Africa, gathering photographic references and researching enangered species.Posted on October 3, 2017 artbypaulaDay 3 – 6/08/2017 Kruger National Park, South AfricaAfter a leisurely rise, Russell & Janice said they wanted to take us into the southern region of the Kruger National Park. We set off about midday and our entry point was the Phabeni Gate There was much anticipation as to what might unfold during the course of the afternoon.The day turned...
Monday, 26 September, 2016
While on a research trip recently to South Africa, together with a friend, we visited the Jane Goodall Institute ‘Chimp Eden’, situated in the Umhloti Nature Reserve, 15 kilometres outside Nelspruit.Cissy and Paula at the entrance of Chimp EdenChimp Eden sanctuary  was established in 2006 as part of the Jane Goodall Institute and was set up as a safe haven for chimpanzees that have been rescued from a life of unbelievable abuse and illegal trade.On arrival just as the tour was about to begin, we quickly paid our entrance fee and rushed outside eager not to miss a thing.There...
Monday, 11 May, 2015
I never dreamed that my painting ‘Tears of the rhino’ – hear my voice would indeed find such a powerful voice.All I have is my art but with such prominent people on board the RAGES ONE FIGHT UNITE SAY NO poster campaign maybe, just maybe change will eventuate.With so much happening in the world both environmentally, with the constant tragic loss of human life one might say why bother with the wildlife? Are we not all connected in some way?  Linked by an invisible chain? Are we not charged with the responsibility of taking care of each other?...