Hottest this year

Rio Milanos

Another warm and sunny day. The Rio Milanos below our house has turned from muddy brown to glistening silver. Here is a photo taken this afternoon of our path along the river with our row of poplars.

The buildings this afternoon

Rufi's morning delivery

Our builders are progressing well in the fine weather and Rufi delivered our floor and terrace tiles this morning. As you can see from the photo all the heavy structural work is finished. With luck the planned work will be completed before the end of April and within budget.

Please note we have a new email address – info@countryhouseinspain.com. This does not replace info@margaretmerry.com but will eventually replace info@guajar.com. At the moment you can contact us at any of these three.

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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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