Dawn Lim

Dawn Lim

Location: Australia

Dawn Lim’s work is subliminal. She follows the Dadaist Andre Breton automation method of making marks and seeing where they lead. Her subjects of late are often personal, portraying her beliefs and feelings of faith in life and death.
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 public and private art collections in Australia and around the world.


Tender feelings (Beauty and the Beast)

I enjoy creating by making marks sometimes in colours that please me at the time with pure intuition, nothing planned, creating for creating sake.this painting speaks to me about tenderness at a time when its not really easy to love.

Reminds me of

Using the same palette as Tender feelings, and Painted for creation sake, this painting speaks to me of the Sanhedrin who crucified our Lord because of the scarf or shawl and the shadowy cloaked figures. That's my subliminal interpretation, of course each viewer will have their own