Judy Ann Macmillan is a prominent member of the Jamaica art community, and her career has a lot to tell one about local attitudes to art.
Her first contact with art and the idea of making art was through meeting Albert Huie, who is now regarded by many people as the real founder of recognizably Jamaican school of painting, and who is certainly the leader of Jamaica's realist tendency. "I first saw him when I was covered in paint. Then I was taken to his studio, and I thought it was the most wonderful thing I ever saw". Her father knew Huie's work, and as Macmillan says now, "My father's respect and reverence for Huie communicated itself to me". When she was about seven years old, Huie, impressed by her growing commitment to art, invited her to come and paint with him.