To celebrate Chinese New Year, the Chan Lim Family of Artists and Students have prepared 381 artworks done in Chinese Scrolls, Oil Paintings and Tales to be featured at the 35th art exhibit at SM Megamall. 


At the opening of the exhibit last January 27, guests were treated to a free tutorial courtesy of their students – learning basic strokes, and the proper handling of paint brushes. SM executives and popular actor Robin Padilla graced the event.


Chan Lim, the family patriarch, started his career using oil and watercolor as his main media then, and most of his artworks are created on canvas and paper. Over the past five decades, the family has used a variety of media, styles, and techniques to create a Fusion of Western and Eastern Art. But it is their Asian-themed and Chinese brush painting that is best known for. The three generations of the family are all actively involved in the arts, with the younger generation using more of the modern techniques such as digital media and audiovisual creations. 

The second generation, however, was trained mostly in the Asian arts. One of the two older siblings’ notable piece is a panel of pine and plum painting which was started 35 years ago. The unfinished painting was unearthed in storage and has finally been done and unveiled at the opening of the exhibit. As a gesture of filial piety, Chan Lim was requested to compose a poem for the artwork entitled “The Journey”.


The exhibit runs from January 27 to February 10, 2019, at the SM Mega Fashion Hall with free painting workshops to be given on February 5, 9 & 10.

The Chan Lims hold regular Chinese painting classes at the family studio located in Pasig City. Their artworks may be viewed at Email:

The Chan Lim family dedicates this exhibit in memory of the late SM patriarch Henry Sy Sr.