Cerro Negro, Las Negras

My paintings in Cerro Negro

Last night we opened my second mini-exhibition of the summer in Cerro Negro, Las Negras. We remember when Jose Garcia opened this bar 1n 1988 as we were here then. It was certainly the trendiest bar in the Cabo de Gata at that time.

Jose behind the bar

Nothing much has changed since then. Jose looks a bit more grizzled now, as he must be over 50, but he has a new young wife, with baby on the way, and the bar still attracts the younger set, plays their music and stays open late.

Paintings through a window

The bar has been closed for a couple of days for redecorating and Jose has been asking me for some time about exhibiting paintings during the summer. I was a bit apprehensive about it being the right place, but with the freshly painted walls and Digby’s well organised hanging,  I thought they looked quite good.

Outside the bar last night

In the exhibition are a number of paintings that have not been on show to the public before so please go and have a look.

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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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