Singapore's oldest living pioneer artist Lim Tze Peng marks 100 years

Calligraphy, old street scenes and paintings of sinuous trees continue to emerge from Lim Tze Peng's studio.
Calligraphy, old street scenes and paintings of sinuous trees continue to emerge from Lim Tze Peng's studio.ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE
Artworks by Lim Tze Peng that will go on display at the exhibition Soul Of Ink: Lim Tze Peng at 100.
Artworks by Lim Tze Peng that will go on display at the exhibition Soul Of Ink: Lim Tze Peng at 100.PHOTO: COURTESY OF LIM TZE PENG
Artworks by Lim Tze Peng that will go on display at the exhibition Soul Of Ink: Lim Tze Peng at 100.
Artworks by Lim Tze Peng that will go on display at the exhibition Soul Of Ink: Lim Tze Peng at 100.PHOTO: COURTESY OF LIM TZE PENG
Artworks by Lim Tze Peng that will go on display at the exhibition Soul Of Ink: Lim Tze Peng at 100.
Artworks by Lim Tze Peng that will go on display at the exhibition Soul Of Ink: Lim Tze Peng at 100.PHOTO: COURTESY OF LIM TZE PENG
 Artworks by Lim Tze Peng that will go on display at the exhibition Soul Of Ink: Lim Tze Peng at 100.
Artworks by Lim Tze Peng that will go on display at the exhibition Soul Of Ink: Lim Tze Peng at 100.PHOTO: COURTESY OF LIM TZE PENG

SINGAPORE - Singapore's oldest living pioneer artist Lim Tze Peng turns 100 in September, but he is not one to let his age - or a pandemic, for that matter - get in the way of his art.

Every morning, he walks 20 steps from his bed to a studio down the hallway. Standing in front of a piece of paper clipped to a board against the wall, he picks up his brush and wields it resolutely.

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