Lim Bee Tat was born in Malaysia. In 1996, he began a series of watercolor paintings themed "Fishing Village". However, he felt that the work failed to illustrate the feelings he wanted to express. In the search for inspiration, he decided to fully immerse himself in the beauty of Chinese classical music. He tried to seek for ways to extract his innermost feelings and express these diverse emotions through music. He hoped that these skills and emotions could be applied to his paintings.
About a decade, he played the two-stringed Chinese fiddle, Erhu, and with it set up his own unique painting style. In his paintings, he tried to use different color tones to express different moods, it was as if by using different tones would capture the audience's sentiments. He used exquisite brushwork to outline the scenery, occasionally also uses the color spilled method to tell the story behind the paintings. He has learnt to be good at using appropriate space to let a person have more thinking room.
Recently, Lim has adopted dripping technique to illustrate his old days memories, his artwork are awaiting to be freely interpreted. You can find more of his artworks at http://www.facebook.com/watercolor.limbeetat
Lim has participated in numerous exhibitions all over the world and he has won many International awards including Outstanding Watercolor award, January 2014 BoldBrush Painting Competition; Dick Blick Award, the Pikes Peak Watercolor Society International Watermedia 2013 "Legacy", Colorado, USA; Shortlist Award, 18th Da Dun Fine Arts Exhibition of Thaichung City, Taiwan; The H. K. Holbein Creativity Award, 72nd Northwest Watercolor Society Annual Open International Exhibition, Seattle, Washington, USA.
Fishing Village No 52- Bread and Butter II, watercolour, 30x40 cm