Journey of self discovery

a painting journey of self discovery
Faceless (with angel)



Dawn Lim, Faceless, with Angel, January 2022.

Artist statement of this work: From time to time, paintings take shape because of a spiritual relationship I have with the art, the earth and the metaphysical spirits in every living thing. This painting is a reflection of two individuals who are spiritually connected, and are about to share something of great worth. My paintings work best when they come through inspiration and personal discovery.

This piece may be purchased at the online Gallery Bluethumb

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Spiritual Paintings?

I have painted a few insightful maybe spiritual paintings.

Last week I started an abstract painting and finished it with wax medium. I added 3 little blue marks at the corner, in my mind I thought of the Godhead after they were applied. Come Tuesday I went with my husband for him to have growth removed. I had taken a photo of his ankle after the biopsy and to my surprise, when I got home and looked at my painting again, I saw the same thing in my painting as I saw on his leg. When we got the biopsy results we breathed a sigh of relief, it was benign. I felt I was inspired when I painted.

unnamed painting

Creative Intuition:  

Sometimes art speaks through me; it is can be almost as if my subconscious is the creative force as I work with the paint and canvas. For example, one time, I created a subliminal painting and was pondering how the inspiration had evolved. As soon as the painting was complete, I learnt of a friend’s passing. I was very shocked!   

The next morning a dear mutual friend came to visit. As soon as she saw the painting, she perceived that it was of a spirit going into the spirit world, saying goodbye and helping us all to move on. The painting helped her to process our loss and allowed her additional strength to let the memory go in peace. 

Meditation is spiritual inspiration 

I often pray or meditate before I begin painting. This helps me to clear my mind, and put me is a space of pure love. I love the colours, all of the colours. I love the use of colour, and the restraint used so as to not overstimulate when simple colour patterns are best.  

What do you see when you look at this? 


Looking at the Earth 

In early 2019, I felt drawn to paint the earth as though I was looking at it from above. After I did this, I felt it was not quite finished. What is the earth without people to love and care for her, and for each other?  

And then, I thought of COVID 19, and how we will only get through it by connecting and helping each other. I painted that feeling into the work, and felt that it was at last complete.  

Leaving or coming to Earth

Searching, as a painting subject.

drawing for next painting.

As an artist, I feel like I have different styles within the body of my own work. These are not academically labelled or styled, but different ways in which I feel my work is developed from within me. This work is a combination of two of my interpersonal styles. I am not sure it worked, what do you think?


I have finally found a subject to interact with viewer’s and my interest using the two styles that I am most fond of. Portraits and abstracts together in my own way. I’m so excited and I’ll be using my wax medium to paint with. All my love’s in expressions. The portrait above is a preliminary Start to achieving this goal. When it’s dry, hopefully tomorrow I shall start the next process of the abstract stage, pictured Below,
Keep your fingers crossed for me.

Wow sold last Saturday

sold within hours.

You could knock me down with a feather late Saturday afternoon. Bluethumb had sold my newest painting. As you know by my last post it was the first painting in a Long time.

I have been spinning, weaving and knitting to distract me from feelings of inability to create. I have painted commission portraits for various clients but the wool work has re Kindled my creativity.

weaving a scarf.
Myself wearing my homespun and newly knitted Beret

Next step

I added a posy of wild flowers to my painting, only small to not detract from the background. But I hope they havn’t become the focal point which will detract from the original expression and intention. My painting is really about the dysfunction in my family and the flowers intention is for the white daisies to let go with forgiveness, blue for forget me knots and magenta petals for love.

Painting with the wild flowers, 61 x 61 cm

Thought I’d share an image that also reminds me of the time spent with my family,

Timeless memories, of a day gone by.