Author Archives: Margaret Merry

About Margaret Merry

I grew up in Falmouth, Cornwall, England where, after leaving Falmouth High School, I spent a year at Falmouth School of Art. Then followed three years at Hornsey College of Art in London where I obtained a Diploma in Art and Design. I then spent a post-graduate year at the West of England College of Art in Bristol where I gained an Art Teacher?s Diploma and a Certificate in Education of the University of Bristol. I lived and worked in Truro for over 30 years and became one of Cornwall's most popular artists. My paintings have been exhibited in New York, Tokyo, Paris and London and have been bought by collectors from all over the world. I have published 4 books which became local bestsellers - 'The Natural History of a Westcountry City', 'Margaret Merry's Cornish Garden Sketchbook', 'Sea & Sail' and 'Tidal Reaches'. In 2002 I moved to Spain and now live in the little coastal village of Las Negras in the heart of the Parque Natural de Cabo de Gata. I now get my inspiration from the dramatic scenery of Andalucia and its old cities, towns and villages which I usually capture in watercolour. I also enjoy figurative art, particularly nudes and dancers. For these paintings I use artists' soft pastels. I have written and illustrated 3 children's books - The Wise Old Boar, The Lonely Digger and The Adventure of Princess The Pony - which have been published in the USA.

White and Blue

A photo I took yesterday afternoon of the outside washing corner of my neighbour, Ute’s cottage in Las Negras.

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Rainbow at El Cuervo

  Photograph taken on the beach at El Cuervo, Las Negras this afternoon. You can see more photos and read about the storm on our other blog https://countryhouseinspain.wordpress.com/2016/12/18/after-the-storm-2/

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Autumn Colours

Photo taken today looking towards the Alhambra in Granada from the gardens of the mosque in the Albaicin. For more pics from today go to https://countryhouseinspain.wordpress.com/2016/11/29/snow-and-autumn-colours/

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La Casa de El Carrero, La Chanca, Almeria

We went for a walk up through the old quarter of Almeria, La Chanca , this morning. The little houses here are painted in many different hues making the area very colourful despite the decay and poverty. This house I … Continue reading

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November sunshine – El Playazo

Taken this afternoon at the beach, El Playazo de Rodalquilar. You can see more photos on our other blog – https://countryhouseinspain.wordpress.com/2016/11/19/november-sunshine-in-el-playazo/

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On the beach at La Isleta

Another photo from yesterday not used in out blog http://www.countryhouseinspain.wordpress.com. This was taken on the beach at La Isleta del Moro yesterday afternoon. On the high resolution photo , when blown up, you can clearly see the gulls circling the … Continue reading

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Painting his boat

Another photo I took yesterday at San Miguel de Cabo de Gata which I did not post on www.countryhouseinspain.wordpress.com. I thought this man, painting his boat behind the beach, made an interesting subject wiuth the colours and textures of the huts, boats and bike.

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