Self taught artist Simi Godagama started painting when she was a child as a coping mechanism for her own trauma. Essentially engaging in artistic expression as a therapeutic intervention, which children naturally gravitate towards. Her work portrays the power of experience, provoking the observer to inquire deeper into their own. Simi's art gently invites a state of mindfulness and self discovery through loose minimalistic watercolour in the pairing of life’s beautiful creatures.
Simi studied Medicine in London and currently practices complementary health medicine at her own clinic in Milton Keynes. In 2020 Simi successfully published her first children book.
One of Simi's newest creations, "Bee and Blume" series where a bumble bee, sometimes seen delivering a blue flower to a bunny and others, highlight the transcendental opportunities of experience and connection in engendering hope, self discovery and learning. These are also the first artworks Simi shared to the world and they were highly regarded by art lovers.
“Healing has and always will be the foundation of my life. The art of healing is synonymous to my work- be that as a watercolour artist, poet, author or medical practitioner. They are all inseparable. Many of my various creations have emerged through the impact of intimate and sacred words spoken within my clinic room. It always begins with healing, transcending through trauma- the power of our human condition and experience transposed with pigment and paper. As a practicing Buddhist, I am also curious about the delicate spaces overlapping all living beings, where one’s “human” strengths and vulnerabilities can be expressed regardless of species”.