Boats about

Yachts offshore

I popped down to our nearest beach, El Playazo, to escape the heat inland and have a quick swim this afternoon.

Perfect spot for a quiet read

Although the beach was not crowded offshore a number of yachts bobbed idly on the Mediterranean.

A brace of boats

Now that high summer is here they are leaving their haven in San Jose marina to cruise the beautiful coastline of the Cabo de Gata.

Colours of the sea

Stunning features of our coast are the colours and clarity of the sea. I digitally remastered this photo of the waters in a little creek at the end of the beach to accentuate the light and colours of the sea.

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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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