Chan Lim Art Exhibit at SM Megamall

Over the past five decades, the Chan Lim Family of Artists have used a wide variety of media, styles and techniques to create a fusion of Western and Eastern art. However, it is their Asian themed art and Chinese brush painting that the Cham Lim artists are best known for, Currently, the three generations of the family are actively involved in the arts, with the younger generation dabbling in different types of more modern techniques, such as digital media and audio-visual creations.

Chan Lim, the family patriarch, started his career in the arts using oil and watercolors as his main media. Most of his artwork are created on canvas and paper. The second generation were trained painting, started 35 years ago. The unfinished painting was unearthed is a panel of pine and plum finished. As a gesture of filial piety, the family patriarch, Cham Lim, was requested to compose a poem for the artwork entitled "The Journey".

The Cham Lim artists have traveled extensively across the Philippines to promote Chinese culture by conducting art exhibits, classes, workshops, seminars and on-the-spot painting demonstrations Close collaboration between the Chan Lims and the leadership of the SM Supermalls bring these exhibits to different parts of the country. In addition, prominent local Filipino-Chinese non-profit organization and educational institutions lend support for the free art workshops held in conjunctions with the exhibits. All the workshops have enjoyed robust attendance and participation.

The Chan Lims' art has certain characteristics that distinguish their work from others. Their artworks are distinctively Asian, with allusions of Western Technique. Over the years, the Chan Lims have continuously blazed the trail on the type of media used for the Chinese Brush. Their arts subjects have included flora, fauna insects, landscape, and portraits painted on media such as lanterns, Chinese fans, porcelain plates, ceramic taels, and rice paper. 

The Chan Lims hold regular Chinese painting classes in the family studio located in Pasig City, Metro Manila. Their artworks may be viewed at They can be reached at

About The Exhibit

To celebrate Chinese New Year, SM Megamall and Chan Lim Family of Artists & Students have prepared 381 artworks done in Chinese Scrolls, Oil Paintings & Taels. The Exhibits is joined by 50 artists. This is Chan Lim's 35th exhibit at SM Supermalls.

The exhibit will run from January 27 to Feb 10, 2019, at SM Mega Fashion Hall. Free Painting workshops will be conducted on Feb 5, 9 & 10.

The Chan Lim items would like to dedicate this exhibit in memory of Ms. Henry Sy Sr. 

Here are some art paintings at the Exhibit