Hands I, 1999, oil on canvas

. …my Mum and Dad bought me a starter pack of oil paints, so I began to mess around with them and have a go. This is the first canvas I ever did and as you can see, I used the paint very like the way I did watercolour – mix the colour I wanted and fill it in. I suppose you could say it was oil paint by numbers! I ended up selling this work in an exhibition in Melbourne where I was working as a postdoc in the neuropharmacology lab at Melbourne Uni in 2007.