Early morning sunshine

The rocky, north end of Las Negras beach

The rocky, north end of Las Negras beach

At this time of year early morning is the best time of day to take a walk along the shore of Las Negras.
Looking towards the Cerro Negro

Looking towards the Cerro Negro

The low sunshine filtered by early morning haze casts a soft light, the Mediterranean is calm and the temperature mild.
The south end of the beach

The south end of the beach

Very few people stir in the village before 10.00. Just one solitary figure was enjoying the first rays of sunshine at the south end of the beach.
Boats and digger

Boats and digger

A digger was parked by the little boats in front of the cottages having just cleaned the beach before visitors arrive for what is expected to be a beautiful weekend.

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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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