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I discovered my art heart at the age of 4 while watching a TV program called Charley Chan and his number one son, it shaped my life because I began quite significantly drawing china men and later married a Chinese Malaysian. Without the luxury of anyone to guide me at school or family, art has been a love I never gave up, and because of my experience with  mental illness in my early 20's and being self taught I agreed when it was suggested to be known as an outsider artist.
My work hasn't exactly fitted with whats expected in the genre, it is individual and I strive to keep my work original, my best having always come through inspiration with a touch of magic behind them for which I thank our God.
Encouraged by my husband  I gained a Bachelor of arts degree later followed by an Honors year in 2008.  My work is a mixture of abstracts which I love to create for creating sake rather than copying what I can see. I love gestural painting and I somehow paint from my subconscious, sometimes about my faith and life. I also now paint landscapes because  of the beautiful surroundings where I live and portraits which I think were better when I was younger but people say I capture something about my subject.
For the past 5 yrs I have been able to paint full time, winning 6  consecutive awards in the Pyrenees and Wimmerra Regions of Victoria Australia. My work has traveled far and wide to personal collections. I am pretty well known by Mr Google, thanks to my husband's skills as an SEO and you can find out quite a lot about me. As my website crashed while we were updating I now have a new one all sales pointing to Bluethumb. I attended as 1 of 5 live artists, painting in the gardens at Eurumbeen Country Homestead Beaufort Victoria on the 10th and 11th November, it was a great experience with the painting being bought by the owner. He said he loved watching how it developed and grew from nothing. At the moment I am in a traveling exhibition through regional Victoria, a Juried pop up exhibition called small works from a big place, now showing in Castlemaine train station until it moves on to Bendigo.

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Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts 1996Honors University of Ballarat 2008

Social media

dawnlimvisualarts.com.au
https://www.facebook.com/gs6228
https://www.instagram.com/dllim_art/
https://twitter.com/dawnllim
https://www.linkedin.com/in/dawn-lorraine-lim-00b81576/
https://www.facebook.com/D.D.L.Lim/

Exhibitions

Awards 1st Abstract Beaufort art and sales exhibition 2018.
Acrylic 2017 Pyrenees Unearthed
Abstract 2016 Oz artfinder Avoca
2016 Aquisitive Donald 2014 first abstract, & best in show
Donald 2013 first prize Abstract
Commonwealth scholarship 2008
Solo Exhibitions
Gallery 127 Avoca 2017
Rainbow Gallery 2014 -2016
2012-15 100th Gallery‚ Melbourne
2011‚ 2013 Mad Gallery‚ Lancefield
2010 Arthur Gallery‚ Ballarat
Gallery on Sturt‚ BallaratRADMAC‚ Ballarat
2009 Arthur Gallery‚ BallaratThe Studio‚
Saatchi, The Other Art Fair, Melbourne 2018
Melbourne Art Show 2009,
Resident artist gallery 127 Avoca
Collections:
UK, Canada, America, Italy, Malaysia

Press

Various articles Google. Lands borough news - Dawn is a respected artist whose richly textured and coloured abstract paintings spring from the philosophy of automatism first formulated by Andre Breton, the Dada writer who later founded the Surrealist movement in New York. She strives to allow the impulses of the unconscious to guide her hand allowing her subliminal feelings to be expressed.

Influences

Andre Bretons manifesto has been my main inspiration but I like gestural works
Ellen Rolli, Rothko De kooning, Kline, , Tony Tucson, Joan Michelle.

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