San Jose this morning

The beach

This morning I visited San Jose. The skies are clear again and the light sharp but we still have a fresh breeze. After the bustle of Easter the town was quiet again.

Looking towards the marina

I called in at the offices of HMS, a property management and letting company – www.hms-spain.com and while waiting for John Thorpe, the owner, I walked down the steps in front to the little beach opposite the marina where a few souls were enjoying the sunshine and peaceful atmosphere.

Towards the headland

It reminded me of when I first visited San Jose in 1985 when there was no marina or mains water, just one small hotel and very few tourists.

Boat with hottentot figs

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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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One Response to San Jose this morning

  1. Angela says:

    Yes I remember ,fish shack and Pepe Luis bar and donkeys tethered on what is now the piazza. It was exciting then like the wild west!

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