This summer I am taking my art to the villages by putting on mini-exhibitions in various locations in the Parque Natural de Cabo de Gata. Each exhibition will run through the summer and comprise different paintings which will be interchangeable.
I mounted the first this weekend in Cafe/Bar Las Hortichuelas where 8 original paintings of the village and surrounding area are now hanging. Las Hortichuelas Altas, a couple of Km inland from Las Negras, is a typical little Andalucian village. The bar is owned by Paco and his partner Paqui. The tapas and food are excellent. Please pay it a visit. We recall staying in a cottage in the village about 25 yerars ago which was owned by Paco’s grandmother, Paquita, in what is now Calle Paquita.
Next weekend I will be hanging a small exhibition in Cerro Negro, Las Negras, and the week after that, Samambaia in Rodalquilar. Prints of my paintings will be on sale in all locations. My best selling print so far this year is “Sillas y Pimientos”, a detail from a cottage in Las Hortichuelas.
Tonight, San Juan, bonfires will be lit on the beaches of the Cabo de Gata and we know there will be live music in Las Negras. The biggest fiesta will, of course, be along the seafront of Almeria City. Next weekend, San Pedro, there will be 3 days of fiesta in Rodalquilar.
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