FIRST PLACE PRIZE
My winning portrait is of myself and my twin brother David, entitled ‘I was Blue, He was Red’. It was inspired by a photograph taken when we were babies.
My parents used to dress us in red or blue so they could tell us apart.
It was an idea I had been thinking about for a while after seeing an old photo of me and my brother in one of my parents’ old photo albums.
When I go back home to visit, my mum often likes looking at old photos together.
I had initially planned for us to wear red and blue socks but by a strange coincidence we were both wearing the right colours for the painting.