Art in Wetlands

Sharing nature through art

Water Color Wetlands by Tham Pui San November 18, 2013

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View of main pond on the right from the Main Bird Hide.
This painting is a memorable one. A group of eight otters appeared below the deck, and a water snake was their object of fun and teasing right before my eyes.

The next paintalong session will be conducted at Platform 2 on 24 Nov 2013 from 0830 to 1130am.

 

Nature Art On Trash Bins July 31, 2009

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Volunteers Work of Art

Volunteers Work of Art

Trash Bin Art: The next time you visit Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve be sure to enjoy the beautiful artwork done by our conservation volunteers and the Buloh Dabblers. A special activity for the Volunteer Appreciation Day on the 18 OCt, 2008, was the trash bin painting contest. Volunteers were given 2 hour to paint these bins, on all 5 sides if they had the time. And most met the challenge headon and managed to complete. The finished panels were simply beautiful and brightens up the images of the otherwise taken for granted bins. Thanks to all who participated.
Tham Pui San, 20 Oct 2008

 

A Charcoal Sketch to record my walk September 23, 2008

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Sungei Buloh vs Johor Bahru skyline

Sungei Buloh vs Johor Bahru skyline

One of my favourite walks I take at Buloh is at this mangrove boardwalk. I could see Malaysia across the straits. The contrasting  shapes of mangrove trees silhouetted against  the city skyline of Johor Bahru caught my  attention, making it a telling image of nature vs man, complementing perhaps in terms of aesthetics or silently declaring our co-existence is in imminent disruption. Neither aspect was the reason for my sketch. I scanned the horizon, everything there look tranquil and still. No human presence, no traffic noise and no trash washed ashore this morning. The silence is only broken by occasional bird calls.  Its another perfect morning to start my new day. 

Tham Pui San

23Sep 08

 

Coming soon: oil series for Sg Buloh June 2, 2008

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pen sketch showing the 4 egrets at reststorm clouds over BulohWatch out  for my next exhibition at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve in Dec 08.

 Here are two thumbnail references for plein air painting at the Main Hide on 2 June, 08.

 Tham Pui San, updated 2 June 08.

 

ART of Birding at Singapore Botanic Gardens January 21, 2020

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Year of the Rat 2020 January 20, 2020

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Chinatown sketch 20 Jan 2020. To user in the new Lunar New Yaer, my sketch at Smith Street.

 

 

THE ART of Birding January 5, 2020

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Engaging the public with bird art and sharing my passion in Nature and Art, there are a few workshops to be conducted till end January 2020. Here are some shots of the first 3 workshops done so far.
 

Sungei Billabong, 17 YEARS AGO October 28, 2019

Posted here is a scene, viewing outwards from Sungei Buloh at the mouth of Sungei Billabong in 2002.

A dying Sonneratia Alba standing defiantly against time and tide on a shallow sand bank. Veterans of  this wetland  reserve may recall its last stand there from platform #1. Its long gone now, water currents and  consequent erosion took its toll. It exists now as a nostalgic memory and this painting.

On Deepavali Day 28, 2019 Oct I conducted my monthly outdoor sketching session there. Picked out two “attractive” scenes to demo to my students. No arresting visual element to use as the subject. The river mouth had lost a defining landmark not so long ago. So I make do with a nearby mangrove tree and a distant coastal scene from neighbouring Johor

 

 

 

Paint Along with Pui San July 25, 2019

Paint Along with Pui San at Sungei Buloh.
Dear FB friends you are welcome to join me this coming Sunday 28 July at the old Wetland Centre at 9am to enjoy nature using art. Bring your own art materials and be guided on sketching nature in this reserve. Posted below is a sketch of the plentiful telescopium snails, a part of our rich biodiversity here.Painnt_190725091757

 

Nature Sketching at Botanic Gardens May 16, 2019

Our regular bimonthly session will be  conducted this Sat, 18 May 2019, at the Ethnobotany Centre.

Please meet at the Bukit Timah Gate Visitor Service Counter  at 9am. See you there.

 

A Retirement Dream Come True May 6, 2019

My wife June wrote:

His retirement wish came true. A year after his solo art exhibition was held, the much awaited coffee table book on his paintings became a reality. One of his retirement wishes was to share his love of Nature with the community.
Harnessing his passion in Art to express nature appreciation was his life long dream. To realize that, the art exhibition, ‘Beyond Gingers…My Encounters with Nature’ was held from April to July 2018 with the support of Nparks and sponsors.
Pui San and I are blessed to be able to be meaningfully engaged with the community in our retirement years.