In his bright works, Anderson explores how community and identity may be portrayed via still life, landscape, and portraiture. Anderson, who was raised by Jamaican parents in Birmingham, makes references to both his Jamaican origin and broader art history in his work. His paintings frequently feature the interior of barbershops, which for many Afro-Caribbean immigrants is a place of business, affirmation, and community. He tackles the concepts of memory, identity, and nationhood in his art while paying attention to this cultural legacy.
Through a commitment to the painting medium itself, he succeeds in shedding light on the complexities of growing up in England while yearning to re-establish family ties. The artist frequently works from images rather than recollection, which reinforces the sense of remoteness that runs throughout his work.