Con Otros Ojos

Barrio Alfaguara, Loja

This is a joint exhibition of paintings and photographs of everyday scenes of town and country in the Poniente Granadino. It is being organised by the Asociación de Anglo-Parlantes de Loja. It is being held in the cultural centre El Pósito in Plaza Joaquin Costa Loja from the 30th September to the 16th October. I will be exhibiting some of my paintings and there will also be photographs taken by my husband Digby. There will also be contributions from two other photographers and another artist so it should be an interesting exhibition. The gallery is open Tue-Fri 6-9pm and Sat 11am-2pm. There will be an inauguration at 8pm on September 30th. On Friday 1st October at 1930 there will be a play in English, “Henry V111 visits Loja”, performed in the Plaza Juaquin Costa in front of El Posito performed by the Mollina Music Hall Company. On Thursday evening refreshment will be provided by Bar Quijote and on Friday evening by the Cafe Continental. Please come and visit us.

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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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