Fine Art of The Bahamas
Bahamian artist Roshanne Eyma, daughter of artist and singer/songwriter, Eddie Minnis and Grace Minnis, was born on May 4, 1972. Her interest in art began early in life, growing up surrounded by a family of artists. She started painting seriously when she was 14 years old. She graduated from Queen's College, Nassau Bahamas, in 1988.
She received awards in several local art competitions. She has also participated in a number of joint exhibitions with her father, Eddie Minnis, and sister, Nicole. A special highlight of her artistic career was the Minnis Family Retrospective Exhibition held at the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas in Nassau from July to November of 2014.
In 1998, she married a fellow artist, Ritchie Eyma. After living in Nassau for more than a decade, they decided to move to Marsh Harbour, Abaco in 2012. They both serve as pioneer ministers of Jehovah's Witnesses in the Haitian community there, helping people improve their lives through Bible education.
Roshanne paints in oils and soft pastel, which she considers to be her medium of choice. Her work has been described as a sort of "romantic realism". Her chief interest has been figure studies but she also enjoys nature studies and is fascinated by the beautiful Bahamian waters. Her paintings are presently in private collections in the Bahamas, Canada, and the United States.