Winter Walk

Sierra de Loja from our hills

Almonds and Oaks

We have recently enjoyed a long spell of settled weather. Although the nights have been cold under the clear skies, the days have been sunny and very warm. It has been a real pleasure to sit outside on my terrace painting. Our house certainly seems to catch the winter sun and on our west facing terraces you can enjoy the warmth until at least 1800 at this time of year. This morning we took a walk through the next valley and up through the hills behind us. From here there are beautiful views over the countryside towards the Sierra de Loja. The soft  colours and the  almond blossom looked beautiful in the early morning sunshine. If you walk to the top of these hills you can see the Sierra Nevada in the distance, but this panorama is best viewed in the evening when the lowering sun picks out the snowy peaks.



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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 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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One Response to Winter Walk

  1. michael briscoe says:

    Ouch, you tempted fate about the weather….and now it’s pouring down !

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