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 pn a small farmer the town of Alhabia in the Alpujarra Almeriense in the Province of Almeria. 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 portraiture and 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.

San Gregorio, Granada

This church and lane are near the bottom of the Albaicin, the old Moorish quarter of Granada Advertisements

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Door, Window and Chairs

The front of a cottage in the old gypsy quarter of Granada, Sacromonte.

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Plaza Larga, Granada

Plaza Larga is a busy little square near the top of the Albaicin, the old Moorish quarter of Granada.

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Inside a Cave

This is an interior of a cave dwelling in the old gypsy quarter of Granada, Sacromonte

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Shop in the Albaicin, Granada

This is a typical interior of a shop in the Albaicin, Granada. Colourful lanterns light the interior. Clothing and gifts, mostly from North Africa, the orient, India and Pakistan are offered for sale.

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The Pink Dressing Gown

I photographed this dressing gown hanging on a washing line against the wall of this old cottage in my village of Alhabia, when I walked past this morning. I liked the colour contrast of the bright pink garment against the … Continue reading

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Catching the winter sun

A street scene in Alhabia this afternoon. I like the contrast between the drab facade and the colourful washing. The woman sitting in the strip of sunshine makes the story.

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