Chan Lim Family of Artists Exhibit at SM North EDSA



Swirls formed as brushes were dipped in the water


Dr. Alex Chan Lim noted that one of the differences of Chinese painting from other forms of this art is the paint being used.



The Chan Lim Family of Artists had been engaged in the arts for close to half a century. In the present, there are three generations of Chan Lim artists who use a wide variety of media, styles, and techniques to incorporate Western into Eastern art. The family continues to get involved in the arts by actively developing and promoting Chinese brush painting in the Philippines and abroad. The Chan Lim also support several charitable organizations with special focus on environmental sustainability.


Dr. Alex Chan Lim, one of the second generation Chan Lims, did a demo in front of the media people.

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The passion of Chan Lim, the family patriarch, lives in oil and watercolor. While most of his art are on canvass, he has forayed into other media such as porcelain plates, Asian lanterns, and fans to infuse Western techniques into traditional Eastern art. The Chan Lim siblings Alex, Felix, Rolex, and Jolex are all engineers by profession and are currently engaged in in leadership positions with multinational companies. Bound bu their passion for the arts, the Chan Lim family of Artists has conducted numerous art class, workshops, seminars, and on-the-spot painting demonstrations. They have joined several art exhibits locally and internationally. The elder Chan Lims have successfully nurtured the artistic talents of the third generation. The younger brood enjoys experimenting with different types of media, along with modern digital techniques, and incorporates these into Chinese art.

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The year 2017 celebrates Chan Lim’s 80th birth year, a very auspicious milestone in the Chinese culture. All the art exhibits during the year will be highlighting this event. Eight of the exhibits will be specifically themed to celebrate the felicitous family event.


Dr. Alex entertaining questions from the media.

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Robin Padilla, who is a good friend of the family, was one of the special guests.


Patriarch Chan Lim was awarded with a commemorative coin by SM.


The Chan Lim family is one of the few remaining notable Chinese brush painting artists in the country today, and is sought after in this field. Art classes are conducted in the family studio located in Pasig City. Their paintings can be found in private collections here and abroad.

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Ribbon cutting that opened the exhibit.



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