Art in Wetlands

Sharing nature through art

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




Paintalong with Pui San 30 Nov 2014 November 24, 2014

Ruddy Turnstones at Buloh

Ruddy Turnstones at Buloh

Hi Dabblers, I will conducting the next session on 30 Nov 2014, at  Shelter #3 on the  boardwalk. If you are interested in painting pastels please bring them  along. You are also welcome to use  other mediums too. See you from  0830 to 1130.

The migratory season is at its peak, so you can expect  more bird sightings.


Paint along with Pui San on 27 April 2014 April 22, 2014


This coming Sunday at Sungei Buloh, I will be conducting the next outdoor session at the Main Hide  area.

Please bring  any material you want to use and  enjoy the beautiful vista from this observation hide, from 0830 to 1130 0n 27 April 2014.

This is a recent water colour painting  painted from this shelter.

Tham Pui San, nature artist



Paint along with Pui San January 20, 2014

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but seeing with new eyes..Marcel Proust

When I needed  inspiration to make another sense of a familiar landscape I am reminded of this wise saying by Proust.ImageImageImage

The next outdoor session will be conducted on 26 Jan 2014, from 0830 to 1130, at the mani brig=dge  and the Main Bird Hide.



Sungei Buloh Wetlands January 16, 2014

Sungei Buloh Wetlands

My first plein air painting of the year, done with an old set of Holbein cake colours ( 25 years vintage), and the black ink painting with a modern brush pen. Looking back 12years, this familiar scene had been a constant source of inspiration for my artworks, and still counting. More to come. Tham Pui San , 16 Jan 2014.