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.

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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The Baker’s Girl

Yesterday I took many photos of the JORNADA DE RECUPERACION DE OFICIOS ANTIGUAS – TERQUE and posted these on what I dis not include was this portrait of a girl on the baker’s stall. A lovely Spanish beauty.

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We are growing more peppers in our new cortijo than we can eat so this morning I picked this caja full and took it to Antonio of Bar/Retaurant Perez in the square at Alhabia so they could be incorporated into … Continue reading

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Old door in Terque

A photo I took yesterday in the nearby village of Torque. Most of the photos I took were of the magnificent buildings in the village – see – – but I thought I would add this one to this blog … Continue reading

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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

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