Return to sunshine

Almond grove in sunshine

Although it was nice to see friends and family, it was such a relief to return to the sunshine of Almeria after the dismal cold and grey of England.

Misty morning

On my return on Tuesday, I was welcomed by a cloudless sky and yesterday, a beautiful misty dawn, with the sun shining through the almond blossom, heralded another fine day.

Our track this afternoon

Today, though, has been murky and showery but, being Almeria, this weather never lasts long and the sun has broken through again to illuminate the lovely landscape of the estepa and its spring covering of green.

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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 Return to sunshine

  1. Angela Bell says:

    It was nice o see you Margaret! These are beautiful pics.I never saw Almeria when the almonds were blossoming.

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