Eddie Minnis was born in 1947 in Nassau, Bahamas and today is recognised as a national talent. The artist first studied architecture at McGill University, Montreal Canada, however he was soon to decide to become an artist. This decision was made during a time when earning a living through art was almost unheard of in the Bahamas. In this turn to creativity, Minnis showed immense courage as well as a commitment to developing artistic expressions of his culture. Minnis captures the scenes of the Bahamas with a delicate accuracy, revealing the intricate beauty of nature. His architectural training clearly comes into play in the well-composed naturalist imagery, combined with a refined impasto technique characteristic of his signature style. Popular subjects for his work include historic buildings, street scenes and vegetation such as the lively Silk Cotton Tree, the colourful Poinciana and Bougainvillea. The artist is a polymath of sorts, with great success as an editorial cartoonist (Potluck Series) and as musician/songwriter. Explorer’s offers a fine selection of artwork , carefully selected from the studio of Minnis, a much-loved national treasure.