Senior artists prove age is no barrier to pursuing one's passion

(Clockwise from top left) Senior artists Kartika Affandi, Robert Yeo, Tan Siah Kwee and Dr Uma Rajan, who have proved that age is no barrier to pursuing one's passion in the arts. PHOTOS: MAYINART, KELLY HUI, JOEL CHAN, COURTESY OF UMA RAJAN
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SINGAPORE - The Straits Times catches up with Indonesian visual artist Kartika Affandi and three Singaporean artists - Chinese calligrapher Tan Siah Kwee, Indian classical dancer Dr Uma Rajan and playwright Robert Yeo - and finds that age is no barrier to pursuing one's passion in the arts.

Visual artist Kartika Affandi began her love affair with art as a young child, painting live subjects under the watchful eye of her father, Indonesia's modern art pioneer Affandi.

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