Art in Wetlands

Sharing nature through art

The Book of Tales, StoryFest 2021 June 20, 2021

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You are invited to enjoy Edith’s Lyrebird in this Book. Look for the my animated sketch, illustrated in water colour told by Jackie Kerin.

 

Nature Sketching at Singapore Botanic Gardens, April 2018 June 16, 2021

Watch this video on a life demo at ECO Lake at Singapore Botanic Gardens

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A page from My Nature Journal Dec 2012 May 23, 2021

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Recording my observations and encounters on my visits to Sungei Buloh Wetlands.

These entries serve as a resource for my art projects as a volunteer artist at this wetlands and notes

to use for my nature guiding.

 

A walk and a sketch at Bishan Park May 17, 2021

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Appreciating the less noticed flora in the park….the bird nest fern .

 

Outdoor sketching at my neighbourhood park March 6, 2021

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Enjoying my morning walk on a Saturday morning, lugging a small bag with a sketchbook and sketching pens just in case something crops up that makes me want to record it. This pathway looks different with a resting couple taking a break from their walk, and so did I.. Hope to sight some other lifeforms but no luck this morning, so the couple was my next best inclusion.

 

Childrens Season at National Museum of Singapore. November 21, 2020

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Revisiting old Sungei Buloh sites March 31, 2020

Its more than 3 months since I last visited Sungei Buloh. That was in Nov  when we held a story telling workshop with volunteers and staff, with  Jackie Kerin our  friend from Melbourne. And on Christmas Day  Munn, Janice, Isaiah accompanied me as I conducted a paint along session, during which  Isaiah told the story of the Godwit at the Main Hide.

Many outdoor activities were cancelled due to the Corvid 19 presence. And we are now trying to keep it at bay by various social distancing measures introduced by our Govt to reduce its spread. Staying home as much as possible. Keeping myself busy with painting, reviving many of my old skills. Here is one using water mixable oil paints, applied like water colour artwork.

Miss the outdoors at Buloh, esp painting sessions. This painting done at home, with ref to an old sketch, done  on site when June was with me in Sep 2002, revisiting a scene  from Platform 2, looking towards Johor Bahru.

Hope to be able to visit Buloh as soon as the situation get better.

 

18 anniversary as a Nparks Volunteer February 23, 2020

22Feb2020…..exactly 18years ago a family of otters at Hide 2A appeared right in front of my painting easel at Sungei Buloh. That happy sighting prompted my signing up as a volunteer at Sungei Buloh Nature Park then. Glad I am still contributing towards our environment and conservation. #puisansart, #www.sketchingmysingapore
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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.

 

 

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