Bali Seaside

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.After his retirement in the 1980s, Lim went on painting trips with fellow artists to different parts of the region. Bali, which has inspired many artists, is a place where Lim made multiple trips to paint the life and culture of the islanders. This painting depicts the Tanah Lot Temple which is built on a rock out in the sea. Although best known for his ink works, Lim was also skilled in oils, a medium he learned in the 1950s.

Artist Name
Lim Tze Peng
Image size: 66.2 x 81.3 cm
Accession No.
Oil on canvas
Collection of
Singapore Art Museum
Credit Line
Donated by Lim Chun Ching