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.

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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.

 

Paint along with Pui San 30 DEC 2018 December 25, 2018

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Dear friends, 2018 was a busy year for my volunteering at National Parks. However the events held regularly at Sungei Buloh Wetlands and Botanic Gardens kept me much in touch with  Nature physically and in my capacity as Chairperson for Friends of Sungei Buloh.

My passion in painting Nature has not diminished in any way. My biggest ever art exhibition called Beyond Gingers was held in SBG from 14 April to 7 July 2018, with almost 14,000 visitors.  And a Limited Edition coffee table book on this exhibition would  soon be published and made available at Nparks. All proceeds would go to the Garden City Fund.

To round up this year Art in Nature activities, I will be conducting the last outdoor art session for this year on 30 Dec 2018, at Sungei Buloh Wetlands.

We meet and sketch at the Main Hide at the Wetlands Visitor Centre (the old Neo Tiew Entrance) from 9 to 11am on SUNDAY 30 DEC 2018.

You are most welcome to join us for this year end  appreciation of Nature through your creative expression of our beautiful wetlands. You may bring any art materials you have.

Posted here is a sketch ( with a brush pen) from Boardwalk Shelter #3.

Cheers and a Happy 2019 to you, and hope to see you at Sungei Buloh.

 

25th anniversary Sungei Buloh Wetlands 7 Oct 018 October 7, 2018

 

Nature Sketching at Botanic Gardens September 1, 2018

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Paint along with PuiSan August 22, 2018

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This Sunday 28 August we will meet at the ApiApi Lab at 830am, have a briefing there  and weather permitting go outside to explore the coastal forest, all the way to Eagle Point to do or nature sketching. Bring along  any art materials  you have and have fun learning to translate the wetlands in your own special way.

See you at the New Visitor Centre at  Sungei Buloh Wetlands on 28 Aug Sunday at 0830am.

Posted here is a graphite sketch of my favourite croc at the reserve. I call him Alex.

 

Artists get-together at Sungei Buloh Wetlands August 1, 2018

Does nature inspire you? Ever felt a burning desire to create art projects and dust Sungei Buloh with your magical artistic touch?

Gather your fellow artist friends and come join us for an artist get-together on 4 August (Saturday) at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve! We’ll go on a walk and be inspired by nature for possible art projects around the reserve!

 Here are the details:

Date: 4 August 2018, Saturday

Time: 9am to 11 am

Location: SBWR, Visitor Centre, Kranji Way Entrance (60 Kranji Way, Singapore 739453)

 Kindly RSVP with the number of guests and their names to florence_sim@nparks.gov.sg

 Best regards,

Florence

 

 

Nature Sketching at Botanic Gardens 21 Jul2018 July 21, 2018

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Say Bye to my exhibition at Singapore Botanic Gardens, Beyond Gingers: Tham Pui San’s Encounters With Nature July 7, 2018

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Sharing my Passion with the Community


All good things must come to an end.
For nearly 3 months I had the privilege to share much with so many people from all walks of life.
It was truly a fulfilling and meaningful experience.
Appreciating and enjoying Nature through my art has certainly reached out and touched many who turned out to view the exhibits and who had the chance to listen to my nature encounters and translating them visually in the many mediums I employed.
Some will be converted to take notice of our nature wonders, possibly indulging in some creative expressions of Nature, but certainly the message of cherishing our natural heritage would have been well received.
Tomorrow is the final day and I will conduct one more tour at 10am to end the this 3 months of meaningful connection with the community.
You are welcome to join in.