Pastel Paintings from South East Asia

Isabelle V. Lim "Hong Kong Resident #10"
Isabelle V. Lim "Hong Kong Resident #10"

Isabelle V. Lim, PSA, is a Singapore artist. After having moved around South East Asia for two decades, she currently lives and paints full time in Hong Kong. The diverse subjects she chooses to paint are largely based on Asian art & culture. Isabelle believes that painting is all about colors. She is particularly intrigued by the costumes, head-dress and especially hand-embroidered shoes worn by Chinese women and children.
The painting above, Hong Kong Residents #10 was awarded the Finalist Outstanding Pastel at the Bold Brush Painting Competition in October 2010. Her shoes series, A Journey West #2 was awarded the Joyce Kelly Memorial Purchase Award at the 12th Biennial National Show in 2008 hosted by Degas Pastel Society.
You might have also spotted Isabelle as a finalist in the 17th IAPS Web Show with her painting Sunny Side Up #2.

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