Roshanne Minnis

Bahamian Artist Roshanne Eyma, (nee Minnis) was born on May 4, 1972. Her interest in art began early in life, but she started painting seriously in 1986. In 1988, she graduated from Queen’s College with eight distinctions at G.C.E. O’ Level, including Art.

She has received awards in several art competitions, including the Esso and Central Bank art contests. She has also participated in a number of joint exhibitions with her father, Eddie Minnis, and sister, Nicole, in Freeport (1988) and in Nassau (1990 and 1995).

In 1998, she married a fellow artist, Ritchie Eyma. They both serve as pioneer ministers of Jehovah’s Witnesses in the Haitian community in Nassau, helping people improve their lives through Bible education.


Roshanne paints in oils and soft pastel. Her chief interest has been figure studies of local people in natural settings. 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.

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