Barranco de las Aguilas

Barranco de las Aguilas

This morning we walked from Las Negras along the Barranco de Las Aguilas.

Spring flowers

Spring flowers are adding colour to the semi arid landscape.

Cistus along the path

Bushes of pink flowering cistus line the path and ….

Catchflies

…. little catchflies, deep pink, sprout from the sandy soil.

Cortijo del Ricardillo

Turning off towards the ruins of Cortijo del Ricardillo, we soon reached the coastal path from Las Negras to San Pedro along which we returned to the village ….

Walkers along the coastal path

…. encountering quite a few other walkers along the way.

Las Negras

Flowering esparto grasses along the cliffs created a striking foreground against the sea which was shimmering in the sunshine.

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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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