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.

 

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.

 

Friends of Sungei Buloh: in the new Rooster Year Lo-hei and Mangrove Tree Planting at the new Junior Wetlands February 12, 2017

Welcoming the new Lunar Year with Friends of Sungei Buloh.

After the traditional Lo-hei, the delicious vegetarian salad  was a great start to good nature practice, followed by  mangrove tree planting just outside the Visitor Centre, in a small plot of converted landscape, to be used as a mini wetlands for  young visitors.

Watched a demo by a Nparks staff, Win, and donning  a pair of oversized Phua Chu Kang Boots (yellow), my digging was started literally with a bang. My specially designed shovel struck  a big rock!  With help from ShuFeng and  another we extracted it and succeeded in planting my first mangrove plant, a Bruguiera gymnorrhiza (Tumu in Malay). Happy  and very satisfied with myself, I started on a second plant.

My choice of the next mangrove plant was a more ambitious one. A much larger one with help from Mr Wong T W , this time an  Ultraman, as Mr Wong called it. Its the Heritiera littoralis, or Dungon.  The seeds, winged ones, have some semblance to the Japanese cartoon sci-fi character by the same name.

Here are the plants I planted.

Its was a great start to a new year with the group’s contribution to our wetlands, in this small but symbolic way of conservation and a common spirit of comaraderie-for-nature.

 

 

 

Wonderful World of Waders Art Exhibition September 5, 2016

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This coming weekend you will get to enjoy not only real waders  which have started  their annual migration to Sungei Buloh but also get a chance to visit an art exhibition of Waders artfully depicted for you to enjoy by the Buloh Dabblers.

 

 

 

THERE’S HOPE FOR OUR WETLANDS August 5, 2016

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Sometimes you need to look hard to find seedlings sprouting on the mudflat. But they are there waiting to grow up.The presence of these cute young plants gives one the renewed hope and faith in mother nature.
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Today, 6 August 2016::8 YEARS ON AFTER POSTING THIS, I STILL BELIEVE THAT OUR WETLANDS HAD DONE WELL AND CONTINUE TO THRIVE

Tham Pui San, Nature Artist

 

Wonderful World of Waders#Puisansart, #wetlands art July 27, 2016

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Our next art session will be this Sunday 31 July 2106 from 0830 to 11am at the Wetlands Centre. Our aim is to create artworks for the upcoming exhibition in Sept at Sungei Buloh. All are welcome to contribute the art for this project.

 

Bandstand at Botanic Gardens July 14, 2016

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The bi monthly outdoor nature sketching  for July will be conducted here at SBG, from 9 to 11am on 16 July 2016.

This is a pen and wash for its simplicity and quick rendering.

 

 

 

 

 

14th Anniversary as a Volunteer in our wetlands February 23, 2016

Today I celebrate my 14 years  as a volunteer at our Sungei Buloh Wetlands.

There is something special about this reserve that kept me interested and to continue to express what I feel should be recorded and shared. The fauna (birds in particular) and the mudflat creatures are my favourites. The changes in the flora environment  captures my attention too.

Here is my painting I did this morning at the Main Hide,  and enjoying yet another beautiful start to my 15th year of volunteering   with the sight and sound of migratory birds flying past me now and then.

 

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Morning stroll at Hortpark February 14, 2016

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On CNY Sunday I took a morning stroll at HortPark. The weather was cool and the colours were stunningly pretty, echoing the brilliant warmth of the sun rays, and lots of butterflies were happily scurrying from flower to flower. I share that inspiration with you2016-02-15 07.40.53

 

Paint along with Pui San January 26, 2016

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Our next outdoor art session will be on this coming Sunday, 31Jan 2016 fro 0830 to 11am.
I plan to have a short briefing in the ApiApi Lab, at the New Visitor Centre, and then take a walk to the Musang Hut along the new Kranji Trail for our sketching around there. If you miss us at the ApiApi LAb please walk to the Musang Hut, about 15 mins away. Bring any material you like. Posted here is a water colour sketch I did a while ago for your reference.