Dawn Lim’s work is subliminal. She follows the Dadaist Andre Breton automation method of making marks and seeing where they lead. Dawn is also keen on portraiture which began in her childhood and loves to paint local landscapes.
The artist uses a variety of mediums, making her own cold wax to mix with oil paint or mixing acrylics with gesso. She finds these mediums interesting to work with, giving a point of difference to her final results.
Born in London 1949, Lim emigrated to Australia. She embarked on a career as an outsider artist upon graduation with Bachelor of Arts degree with Honors as a non-traditional student.
For the past six years Dawn has been painting full time. She is the recipient of seven Regional awards. Dawn’s work can be found in the Pyrenees Shire art collection in Victoria Australia and private collections around the world.