Diana Lim | The Caricaturist & Art Instructor

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Diana Lim is a caricaturist as well as an art instructor.

Besides watercolour, Diana likes to paint with other mediums such as Acrylic, oil and Chinese ink.

Diana is currently a life member of Singapore Watercolour Society; Singapore Art Society, Society of Chinese Artists and the NAFA alumni association.

Diana was awarded the Shell Discovery Art Award in 1997.


The traditional and most common support—material to which the paint is applied—for watercolor paintings is paper. Other supports include papyrus, bark papers, plastics,vellum, or leather, fabric, wood, and canvas. Watercolor paper is often made entirely or partially with cotton, which gives a good texture and minimizes distortion when wet. Watercolors are usually translucent, and appear luminous because the pigments are laid down in a pure form with few fillers obscuring the pigment colors. Watercolors can also be made opaque by adding Chinese white.

In East Asia, watercolor painting with inks is referred to as brush painting or scroll painting. In Chinese, Korean, and Japanese painting it has been the dominant medium, often in monochrome black or browns. India, Ethiopia, and other countries have long watercolor painting traditions as well. Fingerpainting with watercolor paints originated in mainland China.

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