Feng Shui artist’s exhibit on display in Farmington Hills

Artist Debbie Lim will exhibit a collection of her colored pencil drawings that relate to Feng Shui Chinese philosophy at the Costick Center Gallery through July 5.

Debbie Lim
Debbie Lim (contributed)

Located at 28600 W. 11 Mile Rd., the gallery is open to the public on weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and on Wednesdays until 7 p.m.

As Lim digs deeper into her family background, she finds herself wanting to create art to teach the use of energy “chi” to harmonize individuals with their surrounding environments. Drawings of Tiger, Duck, Elephant and Phoenix will be featured with their related meanings.

Debbie Lim Artwork
This colored pencil drawing by Debbie Lim is part of the City Gallery display. (contributed)

Although she was not raised by the Chinese side of her family, Lim has dedicated herself to research Feng Shui, an ancient study of the law and order of the natural environment.

“It teaches how location and the flow of ‘chi’ energy in your surroundings affect your emotions, health, relationships, finances and success,” she said in a press release. “Placement of items and images in certain areas of your home can improve your flow of money or courage.”

Lim concentrates on wildlife in her art, but she is also a photographer for senior photos, corporate work, family and couple portraits.

“From the moment I bought a tiny camera from a drug store as a teen, I was hooked on photography,” said Lim, adding that she and her siblings had a hard childhood growing up in the foster care system. “My art was the way for me to escape my reality. Art was the thing in my life that gave me stability.”

Debbie Lim also has a drawing at Farmington Hills City Hall that will be exhibited through 2020 that is part of the Public Art Program collection. Both exhibits are presented by the Farmington Hills Cultural Arts Division, which coordinates the city’s art, theater, and music programming.