Two new exhibitions in Las Negras

Mannequin in a boutique in the albaicin, Granada. Photo by Digby Merry

Mannequin in the doorway of a boutique in the Albaicin, Granada. Photo by Digby Merry

We are opening two exhibitions in Las Negras in the next few days. Firstly on Friday, 21st September there will be an exhibition of Digby’s photos in Cerro Negro. We will be there from about 1930. Please join us for a drink and tapas. The exhibition will run for 4 weeks. http://coloursofspain.wordpress.com

La Celista performing on La Noche de San Lorenzo in Rodalquilar. Pastel painting by Margaret Merry

On Monday, 23rd September an exhibition of Margaret’s paintings opens in El Brindi Negro. This will feature work that has not been previously exhibited. We will be there from 2100. Once again it would be good to see you. http://margaretmerrypaintings.wordpress.com

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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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