Market day in Campohermoso

Fruit and veg

Later this morning we visited the market in Campohermoso. It was the usual colourful scene with clothing and fruit and veg stalls and the pleasant aromas of sun-warmed olives and exotic spices.

Clothes foe 1 euro

At our last market in Huetor Tajar we were used to seeing Bolivian indians, who had come to Spain to work in the asparagus fields, mixed with the locals. Here, because we are close to Africa, there are many Morrocans and sub Saharan Africans who no doubt work in the greenhouses that surround the town of Campohermoso.

North Africa in Spain

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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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