My story

(Above) My new icon I designed. It represents my siblings and I.

Hi, I’m Debbie Lim, a self-taught artist, born in Detroit, Michigan USA where I faced many challenges growing up. Art and my siblings were my only sources of comfort and escape. My twin sister and I became independent when we were almost 16, after leaving the foster-care system.

Art has always been a stable and rewarding part of my life.

Art and music have always been a part of my life and in my family. In 5th grade, I won the “Design a Flag” contest at Ludington Middle School. Back in the 1980s, I designed clothes that made it into two local malls, a major movie, and over 200 fashion shows. Fun fact: I created the patterns and stitched together 99.9% of each garment without any formal training — I felt like I had a little divine help along the way.

Painting wildlife has been a constant joy for me over the years, as well as capturing women in elegant gowns of my own creation on large canvases. These days, I prefer working with different art mediums on a smaller scale, allowing me the flexibility to create anywhere inspiration strikes. Exploring new media now brings me great excitement, as I dive into learning and experimenting with fresh artistic approaches.

Photography is my way to be calm and centered.

Ever since I got a small camera from a drug store as a teenager, I was captivated by photography! I learned as much as I could on my own, I also took a few classes, and I have a few photographer-friends that offer some excellent advice. I spent a lot of time in the dark room developing photos and now I spend some time on the computer to upload my photos!

Wildlife is the main theme of both of my artistic pursuits, because I have a passion for nature. When I am outdoors and I see the beauty of this earth, it inspires me and makes me feel connected to it.

One of my passions is Feng Shui, the ancient Chinese practice of arranging spaces to create harmony and balance. I use Feng Shui principles to create original artworks and photographs that can enhance the energy and mood of your home or office. Each piece has a specific purpose and meaning, which I explain in the description on the back of each print. I draw inspiration from my Chinese heritage and the wisdom of Feng Shui masters. I hope you enjoy my work and find something that resonates with you.

I exhibit and sell my art and photographs. If you are interested in my work or if you have any feedback or questions, please feel free to contact me. I am always creating new wildlife and Feng Shui art and most of them are not displayed or available on this website.


Photo Credit: Donna Lim

Thank you for your interest in my art. If you would like to read some of my short personal posts, please continue reading at this link – It shows more of my personal side and feelings as I go along on this journey called Life

Copyright Details: All rights reserved: I, Debbie Lim own all rights to my artwork, e.g., drawings, photographs, and any type of prints that I make of my art/images. Any prints I sell and any images you see here at this website I created unless otherwise noted.