Art in Wetlands

Sharing nature through art

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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The New and the Old at Kranji Nature Trail June 3, 2021

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Eagle Point, Kranji Nature Trail
Coastal Walk, [2004] Kranji Nature Trail

Using my art to record the changes made to this part of Sungei Buloh Wetlands. The Coastal Walk was painted in 2004 before the whole trail was developed to include the New Visitor Centre.

Eagle Point [painted in 2015] is a new lookout feature along the trail, with a long boardwalk extended from the coastal walk into the Johor Straits. You can enjoy a breadth taking view from this onion shaped shelter, facing the Johor coastline. Pre Covid outdoor art sessions were often conducted at Eagle Point.

 

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.

 

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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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.