Dawn holds regular exhibitions and teaches art classes.

Everyone is welcome to her curent exhibitions.

Dawn's art classes are available. From portraits, landscapes and abstract painting, all methods and techniques, from pencil drawings to acrylics and oils, are taught. Any beginner, intermediate and advance students are most welcome. Dawn also gives individual tutoring one on one.

Please ring me for details

Tel: 0403 842 085

Dawn's Ballarat Outsider Abstract Art

Outsider  and Abstract Art, paintings for sale, original oil on canvas, modern and comtemporary by UK-born Ballarat, Aussie artist, Dawn Lim.

dawn's self-portrait

When explorers first met An Emperor in China and took up trading together, the emperor asked, “What are these marks on the faces of your paintings?”  Of which was a reply that these were the shadows, the Emperor supposedly looked at the painting again and gave a response, we paint our faces white, why do you paint the shadows; it makes your faces look dirty.

This self-portrait was drawn about 20 years ago in Amphitheatre, I can see now that I used the wrong color for the shadows under the cheek bones, and can agree with the Chinese Emperor.

I was then a realist painter, but since getting a degree, I now paint in an abstract style. It has also been pointed out to me that I can rightly be considered an outsider artist which I can adopt because of my illness.

You can look at the links for my other blogs and websites in the links page.

Art Class Photo


Are these kids good or what?

My name is Leonie and I am a current student of Dawn Lim.I have throughly enjoyed each lesson and look forward to the next.Since being a student of Dawn's she has not hesitated in sharing with me all she has learnt through her own experience as an accomplished artist. Dawn has not only encouraged me but also given me the confidence to allow my own style to come through with each piece of work. I too would like to encourage anyone who has desired to take art lessons, but never dared, to give Dawn a call.

Art Classes