1980’s is a
very important period for Tham Siew Inn. Eager to share what
he has learnt during the journey abroad, he dived into the
local art scene and did all he can. Founded two watercolor
societies, participated numerous exhibition both local and
globally. Some of the artworks capture scenery from the
country he visited, with a lot more showing exotic Malaysian
landscape. In the mid 70’s, in an effort to raised art
awareness, he started teaching art classes in his home town
– Klang. The successful art classes however, were occupying
too much of his time and mind. He decided to stop teaching
classes and focus on creating artwork fulltime in 1986.
It was during
this productive years that Tham have started his “Rainforest
Series”, “Flame of the Forest Series”, and “Seaside Series”.
Shifting his focus from accurate scenery depiction into a
praise to nature. This change came naturally when his
understanding towards relationship between human being and
nature improved. Compared to accurate dry on dry technique
he used, the evolved wet on wet method uses more primary
colors that preserved its luminosity. Magnifying the
untouched beauty of the natural forests and oceans is one of
the characteristic of Siew Inn’s painting during the 80’s.