Rooted in the natural landscape of her native Brazil, Simão’s luminous oil paintings pulse with a magnetic, musical, and hypnotic presence that makes the viewer’s eye dance.
Simão says “I am very honoured to be part of a project that strives for the wellbeing and freedom of women. My work is born from my own attempt to exercise freedom, so this project is very close to my heart. The fight to end gender based violence and all associated forms of abuse against women is a responsibility for us all alike. Collectively we should be engaged toward defending women’s rights to make their own decisions, and to live life to its full extent with dignity. At the core it is that very mindset that a better reality is always possible. It’s from that belief that freedom is born ”
Proceeds from this work will go to support UN Women UK’s Appeal for Afghan women and girls. UN Women is now the only major organisation remaining on the ground in Kabul, supporting grassroots women’s groups as well as individuals in need. We will continue to stand by them, especially at this critical moment in history.