Arts and crafts on Las Negras beach

Las Negras beach today

Las Negras beach today

On a Sunday in August you can guarantee that Las Negras beach will be busy.
The southern end of the beach

The southern end of the beach

At the southern end of the beach it is usually quieter and good for bathing as the seabed is sandy at this spot.
Manfred with his pebbles

Manfred with his pebbles

Today, as usual, Manfred was here with his pebble pendants which he sells to tourists.
Pebble pendants

Pebble pendants

He collects these natural stones from the beach and makes them into an original souvenir of Las Negras.
Emilio the sculptor

Emilio the sculptor

Nearby Emilio the sculptor was chipping away. He is from Madrid but, as you can tell from his tan and lack of inhibition, he spends a lot of time in Las Negras.

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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.
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One Response to Arts and crafts on Las Negras beach

  1. Angela says:

    What fun!

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