Hurvin Anderson is a quiet but gently persistent voice in contemporary British painting. Born in 1965 in Handsworth, Birmingham, to Jamaican parents, the 58-year-old painter studied at Wimbledon School of Art and the Royal College of Art, London. He was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2017 and was elected as a Royal Academician this year. He now lives and works in Cambridgeshire. Anderson’s painting has long been inspired by the stories he grew up with of the Caribbean, an almost mythological place in his memory and imagination, yet marked by colonialism and present-day economic difficulties. His lush green landscapes explore the space between reality and imagination, the tension between the natural beauty of the Caribbean landscape and the realities of life there.