El Playazo this afternoon

Walkers on the beach

The colours and light are constantly changing in the Parque Natural de Cabo de Gata.

Bateria de San Ramon

Whether the aspect is rural or coastal, every day there are fresh views to inspire artists and photographers.

A beach to yourself

Even places we visit regularly look different each time.

Casita by the beach

For example, El Playazo de Rodalquilar was quite dramatic this afternoon.

Rugged cliffs

The sea was an intense blue, slightly ruffled by a fresh breeze, and the light incredibly sharp. Despite the warmer weather, the beach was virtually deserted.

Wild flowers behind the beach

A pity that there are so few northern Europeans here at the moment to enjoy our scenery and climate.

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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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