ABOUT THE ARTIST
Born and raised in Singapore, Zachary’s parents were from China and neither of them have had much education.  However, his father
had a very open mindset and is trendy. They were both supportive of whatever he pursued.  In the 1960s - 1970s, his reward and prizes
for doing well in school were not toys but instead, watercolour paint sets, stationery like papers and pen, a guitar and a camera.  Zachary
started photography at the age of 8.  He has always been sensitive and feel strongly for lines and colours of various forms.  Whenever
his father took him out to shop for toys or story books, the ones that are beautifully crafted will always be his choices.   Zachary started
drawing around the age of 7 or 8.  Only sketches though, he didn't really colour much then.  Out of all, he loved to sketch portrait and
drew one of himself at the age of 10.  During the years of his National service, he met many people and made many friends. It was then
when he understood that in the face of reality, being able to support himself and his family is more important to him than the arts.  Soon
after, he chose photography as his career.  During the 20 years when he was in photography, he would still draw or paint in his free
time.  Zachary tried out many different materials of painting and finally fell in love with oil on canvas.

Zachary is a seasoned self-taught artist for the past 15 years, who uses oil predominantly as a medium for his expression.  Having
been a photographer for 20 years and an artist all his life, Zachary’s keen eye for shapes and colours is reflected in the richness of his
works, which showcase his signature three-dimensional, multi-faceted, textured touch.  A self-written poem that accompanies each
piece of work is his distinctive way of complementing the beauty of his creations.  His style is best described as a meld of romanticism
with both classical and modern art forms.  Sensitive and idyllic, Zachary is easily moved by the sights and sounds around him, be it a
song, poem or simply a picturesque scene.  Seeking to eternalise fleeting moments in time, the ephemeral nature of life is probably
what compels him to keep doing what he does.

An artist who is passionate about his craft, Zachary also contributes actively to arts education in his community.  Having been deprived of
formal training despite discovering his talent at a tender age, Zachary’s aspiration is to help other budding artists develop their passion
and chase their dreams.  He organises workshops regularly to share his techniques and ideation process to help, in his own personal
way, build a more vibrant arts scene in Singapore.

AWARDS
2018        Certificate of Excellence, 29th International Artavita Online Art Contest, Artavita Online Gallery, Santa Barbara, USA
2017        Special Merit, 7th Annual “Nature” Online Art Competition, Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery, Florida, United States
2017        Winner, 3rd Quarterly Art Exhibition “Nude”, Fusion Art, California, United States
2016        Special Merit, 6th Annual “Nature” Online Art Competition, Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery, Florida, United States
2016        Special Merit, 5th Annual “Seasons” Online Art Competition, Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery, Florida, United States
2016        Special Merit, 6th Annual “Open” Online Art Competition, Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery, Florida, United States
2016        Special Merit, 6th Annual “Seascapes” Online Art Competition, Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery, Florida, United States
2016        Special Recognition, 6th Annual “Seascapes” Online Art Competition, Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery, Florida, United
States

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2017        “A Date with Inspiration”, Pan Pacific Hotel, Singapore
2008        “Live To Love Charity Art Exhibition”, Carcosa Seri Negara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2007        “Heaven.Earth”, Pan Pacific Hotel, Singapore

ON-LINE GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2018        29th International Artavita Online Art Contest, Artavita Online Gallery, Santa Barbara, USA
2017        2017 “All Colors” Art Competition, Contemporary Art Gallery, Maryland, United States
2017        Nature’s Beauty, International Gallery of the Arts (IGOA), Toronto, Canada
2017        Nude 3rd Quarterly Art Exhibition, Fusion Art, California, United States
2017        The Natural World, Fusion Art, California, United States
2016        Colorful Abstractions, Fusion Art, California, United States
2016        Artiste Choice, Fusion Art, California, United States
2016        Landscapes 2016 Show, Colors of Humanity Art Gallery, South Central Pennsylvania, United States
2016        Animals 2016 Show, Colors of Humanity Art Gallery, South Central Pennsylvania, United States
2016        October 2016: All Colors Paintings, Contemporary Art Gallery, Maryland, United States
2016        September 2016: Abstracts Paintings, Contemporary Art Gallery, Maryland, United States

PERSONAL COLLECTIONS
United Kingdom, China, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore

ARTS COLLABORATION WITH MOE SCHOOL
Chung Cheng High School (Main)
Bukit View Secondary School
CHIJ Our Lady of Good Counsel
Ngee Ann Secondary School
Anderson Secondary School
CHIJ St Joseph’s Convent
Riverside Secondary School
Ahmad Ibrahim Secondary School

ARTS COLLABORATION WITH PRESCHOOL
Joyous Art Schoolhouse
Learning Vision @ Revenue House
Kinderland Infant & Child Care Bukit Timah
Learning Vision @ Ministry of National Development
Learning Vision @ Novena
DEL-Care Edu Centre Pte Ltd
Learning Vision @ Work Pte Ltd Republic Polytechnic
Eton House Preschool Pte Ltd
Little Skool-House At-the-Hub
The Little Skool-House International Pte Ltd

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ZACHARY LIM
Born 1959, Singapore