Art in Wetlands

Sharing nature through art

Pillars of Support December 29, 2006

Filed under: Works of Wetland Art — artinwetlands @ 5:45 am

After the successful BIN-painting session, the Buloh Dabblers (Pui San and students) came together again in September 2006 to paint a number of pillars leading to the theatrette. These pillars highlight various signifcant dates for observation such as World Wetlands Day on 2 Feb, Earth Day on 22 April and World Migratory Bird Day on 9 April.



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Landscape Images by Tham Pui San

Filed under: Landscapes images — artinwetlands @ 5:32 am


This boardwalk shelter scene was viewed from shelter #3.
One of my first few sketches of the mangrove in 2002, done in graphite.
The interesting textural variety provided by the mudflat, tree stump and the trees made it an appropriate subject for pencil work.


Bin there, done that! December 26, 2006

Filed under: Works of Wetland Art — artinwetlands @ 8:47 am

A group of Pui San’s students had come together to help further beautify the wetlands through a BIN-Painting session in June 2006! Visitors to the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, now, have another reason to look out for these rubbish bins. Check out their colourful creations:





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landscapes at Buloh December 24, 2006

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a study for sketching with marker pens

a study for sketching with marker pens

Painting landscapes in a wetlands setting may not be easy for people whose experience and knowledge are considerably  less than us. However, an  easy start could be made by taking the  time to make observation of some chosen spots  in the reserve. Knowledge of the flora (mangrove trees) would help; the common types, their  shapes, branching, growth  patterns and locality  in  the reserve. Combining the basic elements of land, sky and weather, flora and if needed the presence of humans, an interesting composition is possible, without being too technical. At the next level, one should learn to incorporate the effect of light and tonal nuances.

Pui San.


A Colourful Affair December 9, 2006

Filed under: Art Workshops — gmelin @ 3:50 am

Sungei Buloh’s volunteer artist, Tham Pui San, conducted a Stone Painting Workshop (The Christmas Edition) for a group of 32 participants in the wetland reserve this morning. It was a colourful and glittery affair as all the participants produced many interesting stone art for the coming Christmas Season. These attractive pieces were perfect as paperweights and would bring cheer to any home.

Deborah, another SBWR volunteer, assisted in the workshop and with great patience, helped me to create these few pieces.