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British painter, born in London to West Indian immigrant parents. She studied at East Ham College of Art and Technology, 1979–80, then at Stourbridge College of Art, near Birmingham, graduating in 1983. In 1982 she attended the first national conference of black artists, where she met the Tanzanian-born painter Lubaina Himid (1954– ), who has been a leading figure in encouraging and promoting the work of black women artists—in ‘making ourselves more visible by making positive images of black women’.

Text Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)