Dawn Lim’s work can be 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 combine with oil paint and Dawn also paints with acrylics or oil. She finds using mixed media 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.
Dawn Lim is passionate about her art making and keen to share her considerable knowledge with like-minded people. Her teaching methods are gentle and encourage confidence. She helps you see what is good in what you have produced and she encourages you to be more experimental if your work is tight. The sessions I have had with her have been a lot of fun and I have been happy with what I have learnt from her.
Hi Dawn, I would like to thank you for the help you gave me when Glenda and I were with you last. Let’s face it I’m no artist but I do love trying and you support me in this. Once again thank you Dawn for just being you
Message I am the proud owner of 3 beautiful paintings that Dawn has painted. I recently commissioned Dawn to paint 2 further paintings for gifts to my immediate family members. One was a painting of Marilyn Monroe and the other was a portrait of my brother in law dressed in his beloved Essendon jersey. These are large paintings and absolutely life like. Simply amazing Dawn, your are a great Artist and I am a better person from meeting you. Thanks
Gordon Marr June 2020
I have been attending art Lessons from Dawn Lim now for several months. What I find amazing is her ability to get from me artwork that is truly reflective of a landscape. I have had no previous art lessons and was very nervous about learning. Dawns friendly, encouraging manner immediately put nerves to rest. Her passion for art, her quiet praise and ability to take the whole class on this learning journey is wonderful. Thank you Dawn, very much.
Principal at Elmhurst Primary School.
The Artist your work (particularly the piece we bought) so reminded us of was Jean-Michel Basquiat. Not figuratively but the same feel and shared technique. I’d be interested if you think so.https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Michel_Basquiat
Ellen Mc Sheedy
I absolutely loved my first lesson today. I was totally amazed by the learning I achieved today and absolutely totally happy with the wonderful painting I got to take home! I would recommend lessons to anyone wanted to have a go to learn some new skills!
Briana Fay Close
Hello Dawn, better late than never! Sam has made a shadow frame 🖼 and we just hung it up today. Thank you, it looks fabulous and makes us feel like we are in Tormeys Lane! Best regards Jo / i think start the testimonial, with thank you , it looks fabulous ……