Equine Opposites

Three donkeys

One donkey

Yesterday morning I went to Ventorros de San Jose  to see my hairdresser Paco. He is an excellent hairdresser and, being gay, loves to gossip so the conversation is always amusing. His favourite suject is the bigotry in his village where, because of his sexuality, he is not generally accepted. On the way we stopped to photograph three pretty donkeys who came  to speak to us but then walked up the lane before Digby could get many shots. In the next field, at the opposite end of the equine scale, was a frisky Andalucian stallion who looked splendid against the gold of the hay stubble.

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The stallion

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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 Equine Opposites

  1. Angela Bell says:

    He sounds a lovely chap,prejudice is so silly and usually shows a weekness in those who make ridculous judgements! Hope your hair is thriving and that horse is beautiful. All the pics are great! Stop making me nostalgic about that area !!!!!! Angela

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