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Siew Inn started his solo backpacking journey around the world in the early 70s. With the solid foundation he laid during his high school art classes and constant practices, Tham had no problem capturing the place and scene he experienced into his paintings. During his 3 years and 2 months journey abroad, Siew Inn held art exhibitions along the way to help fund his trip.

Tham returned to his hometown - Klang in 1974. Unsurprisingly, exhibiting and selling his paintings of foreign sceneries alone was not enough. To support his living, he had to teach children art classes. During this time, Siew Inn continued with is creative endeavors. Gradually, his topic shifted back to his homeland - Malaysia, a tropical paradise with endless mountains filled with emerald forest.

譚氏的環游世界,徒步背包旅行就是在70年代。在旅途中,他的畫作多屬對當地風土民情的寫實描繪,其中包括即時描繪水彩,速寫及素描作品。在中學時期打下的穩健基礎,令譚氏的繪畫工作得心應手,在國外數次舉辦個人畫展,許多畫作也被國外收藏家收藏。他就是這樣一路賣畫當旅費,一路成長。

三年后歸國的譚紹賢,將異國的風情展現在各人面前,令人們耳目一新。但本地的體裁終究有限,令譚氏的繪畫事業陷入一種尷尬的狀況,本地的人文,歷史,自然環境及風土民情等,相較于譚氏旅途所見,令譚氏興趣缺缺,可說是歸國后的一段適應期。此時他也開始了教畫的生涯并参与了數個畫會的創立,而繪畫創作雖沒有完全停止,但可以說是進入了蛻變時期。到了70年代后期,譚氏再次把創作的方向,轉向對大自然的描繪及歌頌。

 

 
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