Almerian Sunsets

Almerian Sunset

At this time of year in Southern Spain the weather and light changes from the sultry, hazy heat of August to the bright clear and warm days of September. During this transformation we usually have a storm or two and, although the days have been sunny we have had heavy rain during the last two nights.

Almerian Sunset

Last night this change in the weather resulted in a spectacular sunset.

Almerian Sunset

These photos were taken from our house on the estepa.

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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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2 Responses to Almerian Sunsets

  1. You had the rain & we had the worst wildfires in living memory, reported worldwide. they started in coin & spread over 1,000 hectares (2,471 acres).Now thank god all burned out & weather is cooler.
    Malcolm

  2. angela Bell says:

    Very beautiful indeed.

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