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Margaret Merry ~ Artist & Author

Looking at the paintings Looking at the paintings

This evening we launched my little exhibition of paintings at the Hotel Cala Grande. in  Las Negras

Lorenzo looking pensive Lorenzo looking pensive

It was very quiet at the hotel this weekend but friends in the village turned up to support me.

Enjoying the refreshment Enjoying the refreshment

The hotel laid on some excellent wine and snacks of tortilla, jamon and tomato.

Group photo Group photo

Before we left Digby took this photo of most of the group who came. Everybody seemed to enjoy the social aspect and admired my work and I did sell enough bits and pieces to cover the hospitality laid on by the hotel.,

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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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