Jessica Minns painting gallery

Basil Minns Gallery

A native Exumian, Basil Minns was born in George Town and has chosen to live here for most of his life. Anticipating the possibilities of growth with the advent of tourism in 1957 he promoted the first organized bonefishing on Great Exuma.  Constantly involved with community affairs, boating, environmental and artistic pursuits. A gifted photographer, Basil has accumulated a collection of photographs showing Exuma over the past fifty years. He also paints in oils and acrylics, creates replicas of traditional Bahamian Boats and makes exquisite wire sculptures depicting Bahamian life. [Read more...]

Diane Minns Paintings

  1. Butterfly Fish
  2. Cat Island
  3. Coming Home
  4. Isalnd Life
  5. Rolle Town
  6. Steventon
  7. Under The Coconut Tree
  8. Two Goats

Gallery with Basil Minns, Diane Minns, Jessica Minns, and more

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Firewood: Diane Minns

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Bahamian born, Diane was raised in George Town in the building that is now Sandpiper Arts & Crafts. The original building (middle section) was started in the early 1940’s by her grandfather Robert Minns and finished it after World War II. Diane studied photography at Miss Halls School in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, Endicott College and at the New England School of Photography in Boston where she became interested in creating silk-screen prints (serigraphs) portraying the people and places in the Bahamas. Sandpiper was established in 1980 as an outlet for her work and for other Bahamian artwork and Handicrafts. Her love for the islands and their people is expressed in her prints which depict people, animals and places on Exuma and Cat Island in particular. Diane now paints in oils and acrylics, her paintings are reproduced on tile art.

Salt Marker: Basil Minns

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A native Exumian, Basil Minns was born in George Town and has chosen to live here most of his life. Anticipating the possibilities of growth with the advent of tourism in 1957 he promoted the first organized bone fishing on Great Exuma. Basil is continually involved with community affairs, boating, environmental issues and artistic pursuits. A gifted photographer, he has accumulated a collection of photographs portraying Exuma over the past fifty years. He also paints in oils and acrylics, creates replicas of traditional Bahamian Boats and makes exquisite wire sculptures depicting Bahamian life.

Firewood: Diane Minns

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Born in the Bahamas and raised on the island of Exuma where her ancestors date back to the early 1700’s. Jessica Minns is a multi- talented visual artist specializing in ceramics, painting, print making and photography. Jessica has expanded her wares to include original paintings, prints, art cards and T-shirts.Jessica studied ceramics and fine arts at Northern University in Flag Staff, AZ, Fukuoka University of Education in Japan and Southern Cross University in Australia, earning her BA in Fine Arts from the latter in 2010.Inspired by the natural beauty of the Bahamas and the surrounding ocean, Jessica’s creations are a unique representation of this gifted artist’s heartfelt passion for her island home.

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Wave Ware Pottery

Sandpiper is the only place in Exuma that offers customers the opportunity to see locally made pottery. The pottery is created at Sandpiper by Jessica Minns.

Bahamian Books & Charts

Great Exuma is blessed with one of the most loyal cruising communities in the Caribbean. Sandpiper carries a full line of charts for the cruisers, as well as maps, books, both fictional and factual related to Exuma, the Bahamas, and the Caribbean. In addition you can find stationary and gift books in our Caribbean Gifts section. Click here to relocate to that section.

Below you can see some of our most popular books. Stop in to our store to see our full line!

  1. Flower of the BahamasBooks for sale in the sandpiper boutique cover life and history in exuma, as well as other topics about the Bahamas.
  2. Slavery in the Bahamas Books for sale in the sandpiper boutique cover life and history in exuma, as well as other topics about the Bahamas.
  3.  Out island doctorBooks for sale in the sandpiper boutique cover life and history in exuma, as well as other topics about the Bahamas.
  4. The story of the BahamasBooks for sale in the sandpiper boutique cover life and history in exuma, as well as other topics about the Bahamas
  5. This sweet placeBooks for sale in the sandpiper boutique cover life and history in exuma, as well as other topics about the Bahamas.
  6. Ten years behind the mastBooks for sale in the sandpiper boutique cover life and history in exuma, as well as other topics about the Bahamas
  7. Bahamian Sailing craftBooks for sale in the sandpiper boutique cover life and history in exuma, as well as other topics about the Bahamas.
  8. The exuma guideBooks for sale in the sandpiper boutique cover life and history in exuma, as well as other topics about the Bahamas.
  9. Last lightsBooks for sale in the sandpiper boutique cover life and history in exuma, as well as other topics about the Bahamas.
  10. Cruising guide southern BahamasBooks for sale in the sandpiper boutique cover life and history in exuma, as well as other topics about the Bahamas.
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  12. Wind from the carolinasBooks for sale in the sandpiper boutique cover life and history in exuma, as well as other topics about the Bahamas.
  13. Sport fishBooks for sale in the sandpiper boutique cover life and history in exuma, as well as other topics about the Bahamas.
  14. web site 238Books for sale in the sandpiper boutique cover life and history in exuma, as well as other topics about the Bahamas.
  15. Cook bookBooks for sale in the sandpiper boutique cover life and history in exuma, as well as other topics about the Bahamas.
  16. Conch bookBooks for sale in the sandpiper boutique cover life and history in exuma, as well as other topics about the Bahamas.
  17. Cook bookBooks for sale in the sandpiper boutique cover life and history in exuma, as well as other topics about the Bahamas.
  18. web site 247Books for sale in the sandpiper boutique cover life and history in exuma, as well as other topics about the Bahamas.
  19. The coral reefBooks for sale in the sandpiper boutique cover life and history in exuma, as well as other topics about the Bahamas.
  20. web site 252Books for sale in the sandpiper boutique cover life and history in exuma, as well as other topics about the Bahamas.
  21. ShellsBooks for sale in the sandpiper boutique cover life and history in exuma, as well as other topics about the Bahamas.
  22. Fish field guideBooks for sale in the sandpiper boutique cover life and history in exuma, as well as other topics about the Bahamas.

Resort Wear

Sandpiper carries the largest amount of beach wear in Georgetown. Our range varies from high style items, locally designed clothes, beautiful swim suits and accessories. The following gallery is a showcase featuring only a few of our items, we hope to see you in our store soon to see our whole line.