Watercolor artist “Margarita Lim” was not a Fine Arts graduate; she was actually an accidental artist who attended an art workshop to help her get over the death of her husband. During her healing process, she prayed and was guided by her art mentors to join the “Kulay sa Tubig” watercolor invitational competition. She was a runner up on her first try and won 3 times and was awarded top 5 and elevated to the Hall of Fame, last December 2014.
As an artist, one strives to show that the ostensibly delicate medium of watercolor can be bold, rich in color and dramatic in execution. When she paints, she aims to understand and see its beauty and simplicity within its complexity. Her paintings capture the very core of her subject and the viewer’s find themselves lost in the world she has created. Her watercolor paintings express a unique way to creatively represents illusions, expressions, and bright feelings.
When she paints, it is not about what you see at first glance it is more about the emotional connection she brings out whenever she chooses an art subject. Her form is the language, the content is the voice. As every artist, they are here to share their gifts with others; it is a valuable healing experience for her and the observer and her art is what she is born to do. She also does dabble in acrylic but her main medium of choice is watercolor.
Her mentors influenced her to do watercolors.
“Thanks to you Henry when I saw you painting a watercolor portrait, you challenged me to excel in watercolor. The 3 persons who influenced me to do watercolor are Boy Ventura, Rody Herrera & you (Henry Braulio); wouldn’t be here without you guys,” the artist laments.
A resident of Pasig City, Philippines, Lim garners much of her inspiration from the Lord and her fellow artists at the “Art Association of the Philippines,” where she currently seats as the secretary of the art organization. She was also chosen as one of the “KATORSE Ab Initio” group of Filipina artists carving out a space for themselves, dedicated to the craft of visual arts. In a short given time, they were able to organize a group exhibit at Arte Pintura Gallery at the Address Condominium WackWack Road last June 17, 2015. She is at present holding a show at the “Junkshop” Exhibit at Art Center, SM Megamall from Oct 9th to 20th of 2015.
***Here are a Selection of Margarita Lim’s Art Masterpieces***
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All artworks used with permission.