Anglo-Canadian painter born em Vancouver. After a period as a student at the Université de Paris-Sorbonne (1977-8), she settled in London and studied art at St. Martin's School of Art (1978-9) and Goldsmiths' College, London. At the latter her teachers included Michael Craig-Martin and Tony Carter. Her first solo exhibition, in 1984, was of small still-life paintings depicting common objects, either singly or in sets. These were technically remarkable works drawing on the language of Manet and the Post-Impressionists. Her subsequent series of paintings of objects in groups (lightbulbs, rows, clusters, layers or grids) borrowed the language of hardware catalogues, shop display windows and formal arrangements in art and photography. Sometimes her arrangements of objects was influenced by their functional identity, so that, for example, wheels speed forward at an unstoppable visual pace. (Tyres, 1987; London, Saatchi Collection).