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.Bali has been a source of inspiration for many artists and Lim too was mesmerized by the tropical island. He made multiple visits there, often returning home with artworks of the life of the Balinese, their festivals, architecture and the lush natural beauty of the land.