Details of La Isleta del Moro

La Isleta del Moro

This morning, while I was driving back from San Jose and the morning haze was lifting, I stopped at the little fishing village of La Isleta del Moro.

Old boat with the twin volcanic peaks behind

Colourful boats

I wanted to take some photos of the traditional fishing boats and capture their colours and textures.

Nets on a boat

Nets on the jetty

The light was perfect for this.

Buddha

I noticed this Buddha in a window. An unusual sight here.

Ceramic of the Virgin

You are more likely to see ceramics of the Virgin on the walls of fishermen’s cottages.

Family on the little beach in front of the village

I think these photos capture the atmosphere of the village.

Two worlds of La Isleta

I like this photo of the woman sunbathing and the fishermen chatting on the jetty, both oblivious of each other.

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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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