Colours of the Market

This stall would belong to an African

Thursday is market day in Campohermoso and this time of year it is bursting with colour.

A stall belonging to a young Moroccan selling colourful summer clothes

The clothes stalls are selling colourful summer garb.

Cherry tomatoes – 2 kilos for 1 euro

Melons – 5 for 1 euro

Fruit and veg are colourful too and cheap.

Spanish girls inspecting an African leather stall

Moroccan women chatting

An African woman and child

So are the people. Here you will find Spanish, Northern Europeans, Moroccans and Africans from Sub Sahara all dressed in their own style.

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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 Colours of the Market

  1. Angela says:

    Enjoyed theres pictures.I am still using two hand towels I bought at Camperhermoso market.They have washed and washed!

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