ARTIST: MERISSA HYLTON

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"I am a self-taught artist and illustrator from Reading, Berkshire.  My work is inspired by my own ancestry, particularly that of the Maroons of Jamaica and their West African ancestors and heritage. A lot of my work focuses, in particular, on the relationship between Jamaican and Ghanaian heritage & traditional art.  I love to create artwork that fuses the bold, bright colours associated with the Caribbean, with the strong shapes and images found in a lot of west African arts and crafts.  I am also inspired by women from across the African diaspora, particularly focusing on detailed drawings of complex and interesting braided hairstyles."

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