Born in 1923, Lim Tze Peng is largely a self-taught artist. In his oeuvre, ink paintings and calligraphic works feature prominently, although there is a small number of oils, watercolours and drawings. He created a unique style of ink painting using rich brush and tonal details, and this approach is often regarded as a manifestation of the Nanyang Style in the ink medium. Lim, a school principal until his retirement in the early 1980s, was awarded the Cultural Medallion by the Singapore government in 2003.Just as it was for many artists before and after him, Bali is a source of inspiration for Lim. He made multiple visits there to paint and often returned with works documenting the life and activities of the Balinese, such as this of a festival with its elaborate decorations.