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.

 

Festival of Biodiversity 2017 May 29, 2017

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Paint along with Pui San 28 May 2107 May 26, 2017

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Paint along with Pui San April 24, 2017

On 30 April 2017 ( Sunday) our next outdoor art session at Sungei Buloh will be conducted at Shelter 3 of The Mangrove Boardwalk.

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We will meet at the WETLANDS CENTRE ( the old VISITOR CENTRE) before we move on to Shelter 3. Please bring along any art materials you like.

See you at Sungei Buloh WETLANDS CENTRE .

 

Installation Art at Sungei Buloh April 12, 2017

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An initiative by Friends  Of Sungei Buloh, to engage the community and encourage  greater appreciation of our wetlands. Loyang Secondary School is our first group of students to participate in this environment related  art project to celebrate International Coastal Cleanup in Sep 2107

 

Nature Sketching at TELOK BLANGAH HILL April 5, 2017

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Water Colour sketch at the steps leading to the Terrace Garden.

 

 

Paint along with PUI SAN 26 Mar 2017 March 22, 2017

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Dear Dabblers and friends of Nature, You are most welcome to join me this Sunday, 26 Mar at Sungei Buloh to do some outdoor nature sketching and painting.  We meet at the NEW VISITOR CENTRE, at 0830 and then move out to a suitable  spot to do our art. You can bring any material you have.

Posted here is a water colour of a wetland scene.

 

15th anniversary of Volunteering at Sungei Buloh February 22, 2017

Took a  walk and settled  down  for 2 sketches at the Main Hide this morning to celebrate my 15 years of helping out at this wetland reserve.

Chatted with Mendis and Raj, and had a meeting with Halilah and Shufeng on coming art and conservation activities for Loyang Sec School. Then hitched a buggy ride to the New  Visitor Centre, stopping  enroute along Kranji Trail to look at salvaging fell tree parts for use as materials for installation art here.

Felt good about having served 15 years already  and thankful for the chance to continue my volunteering for nature here at Sungei Buloh Wetlands.

Jokingly mentioned that Buloh can use my numerous past sketches to chronicle its changes when I reach 20 years of volunteering.