This in-depth retrospective of St Lucia's pre-eminent visual artist is the second in the Macmillan Caribbean Art Collection - a forum for leading artists of the region, edited by eminent art critic and historian Edward Lucie-Smith. Born in St Lucia, Xavier has spent more than half his life travelling the world gaining rich and rewarding visual experience: from early representational oils, through work addressing racial and political themes in the 1960s, to more 'abstract' series of watercolours, oils and collages drawing on Arawak and ancient myths, and celebrating the natural world. The work mirrors his love of the planet and no place more so than his native island and The Pitons, icons of colour and light. Xavier now lives and works with his characteristic abundant energy on the beautiful island of St Lucia - his Eden - supporting political and environmental issues close to his heart. The 360 colour plates are complemented by a commentary from the artist himself, and a foreword by Lowery Stokes Sims, expert in 20th century art and Trustee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.