End in Sight

Only 3 weeks to go before we need to finish all our building work, so it has been all hands on deck today.

Pepe and his team

Alex and Lee on my studio terrace

Pepé, the roofer, has returned to lay the slate on the terrace in front of the house and patio. Our regulars, Alex, Stephen and Lee are completing the rendering  of the walls and finishing with capafina.

Nigel and his JCB

Nigel, our neighbour, who currently has a job in England, but is now home for a week, has come over with his JCB to clear the rubble around the buildings and get rid of the asbestos from the old roofs of the outbuildings. Getting rid of asbestos is a problem so he is using it and the rubble as infill to reduce the slope in a curve of our drive.

Quince blossom

For a prettier picture here is a photo of the blossom on a quince tree down by the river taken this afternoon.


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.
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