Nijar

Old part of Nijar and the church

This morning we visited our municipal capital, the little town of Nijar. It has been so many years since we last went there that this trip was just an initial exploration to get our bearings.

A pretty corner

We parked in the municipal car park and walked up through the old quarter to the church.

Old door

Many subjects to paint here: attractive old buildings with their ornate wooden doors, quaint narrow streets and pretty little squares and corners. We crossed the top of the town and descended back down the main commercial street.

Craft shop and cafe

Nijar is famous for its pottery and hand woven rugs, so we passed many artisan shops as well as tempting bars and cafes. We will go back soon to do some Christmas shopping.

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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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2 Responses to Nijar

  1. callumphotos says:

    Super view from the summit there??Must be quit high up??What make of camera are you using Digby, with how many pixels?

    • I take it you mean the views towards the coast from near our house. The altitude is about 200 – 250 metres. The camera is just a Panasonic Lumix 3 with 10 megapixekls. Of course these are low resolution images for the web and not the original size but they have been optimised by me in Photoshop.

      Best wishes

      Digby

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