Sightseeing at Pulau Ubin

Born in 1923, Lim Tze Peng is largely a self-taught artist. In his oeuvre, ink paintings and calligraphic works feature prominently, although there is a small number of oils, watercolours and drawings. He created a unique style of ink painting using rich brush and tonal details, and this approach is often regarded as a manifestation of the Nanyang Style in the ink medium. Lim, a school principal until his retirement in the early 1980s, was awarded the Cultural Medallion by the Singapore government in 2003.Painting in the ‘xieyi’ (freehand) style, Lim draws a village along the coast of Pulau Ubin, a rural island enclave in north-eastern Singapore.