Art

I love doodling, sketching, and painting.

I always doodle in the meeting. I sketch a lot while traveling. I paint in between writing projects. 

Current projects

Exhibition

Artist Interview

Other work

Online shop (currently on the break, will be back soon)

Current projects

I’m currently working on “Sketching Ottawa” #SketchingOttawa — an multi-year project capturing 100 spots in Ottawa, my city and #MusicArt — a series of multi-media artworks combining musical compositions and acrylic paintings.

#SketchingOttawa

In October 2017, during my interview with Jackson’s Art (link: bit.ly/merlynajacksonart), I shared my ambitious project of capturing Ottawa in 100 snapshots over several years. Excitement filled me as I embarked on this artistic journey and began with several sketches that year. However, life threw some challenges my way, and unfortunately, my progress came to a halt. Between 2019 and 2022, I could only complete three additional sketches following some life-altering incidents that robbed me of my ability to sketch.

Fortunately, in May of this year, a renewed ability and passion for sketching returned to me. Inspired by this newfound artistic drive, I made a decision last week to take up the challenge once more.

Here are 30 (selected) sketches of Ottawa so far; 13 were brought to life just this year, with 10 completed within the last week alone. Just 70 more to go! 😄

mlim, ottawa, 1 august 2023

#MusicArt

Here is the latest one in this series: “Elegy for Yesterday” in A minor & “Winter Elegy”.

Exhibition

My last solo exhibition was in 2020, where I presented a series of ‘hands’ work, in “Hands: Medium & Massage”, sponsored by the City of Ottawa. See the poster below.

Artist Interview

You can read my artist interview here https://www.jacksonsart.com/blog/2017/10/05/merlyna-lims-art-go/

Other work

Meanwhile, check some of my other work here https://www.flickr.com/photos/travelsketcher/ or here https://www.instagram.com/merlynalim/

Tai_O_Village
Tai O Village, Lantau Island – Hong Kong, by mlim, 2015
Lim_Havana_Cuba_facade_2015_s
Calle Obispo, Havana – Cuba, by mlim, 2015
cropped-Lim_Amsterdam_Damrak_2016.jpg
Canal Houses in Amsterdam, by mlim, 2016