Year of the Rat 2020 January 20, 2020
THE ART of Birding January 5, 2020
Engaging the public with bird art and sharing my passion in Nature and Art, there are a few workshops to be conducted till end January 2020. Here are some shots of the first 3 workshops done so far.
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.
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.
A Retirement Dream Come True May 6, 2019
My wife June wrote:
His retirement wish came true. A year after his solo art exhibition was held, the much awaited coffee table book on his paintings became a reality. One of his retirement wishes was to share his love of Nature with the community.
Harnessing his passion in Art to express nature appreciation was his life long dream. To realize that, the art exhibition, ‘Beyond Gingers…My Encounters with Nature’ was held from April to July 2018 with the support of Nparks and sponsors.
Pui San and I are blessed to be able to be meaningfully engaged with the community in our retirement years.