01 Jan '18, 7am

Empty nest leads mum to discover a life full of art

SINGAPORE - Ms Belinda Low gave her all raising her two sons as she was brought up to think that's what mothers were meant to do. So when they reached adulthood and started leading their own lives, the jovial Ms Low, 60, found herself facing an empty home after work every day. She said: "Suddenly, I felt a great sense of loneliness and the home became so empty." "I realised later that this was a common feeling and cause for depression that many mothers face today," said the former Singapore Airlines stewardess and Rediffusion deejay, who hosted the radio station's travel programme in the 80s. So in 2011, Ms Low picked up a painter's brush for the first time. Today, she is one of Singapore's most visible public mural painters, with her Impressionist-style art livening up the dull walls around the city and in Housing Board estates. She has painted some 40 murals, many of whi...

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