Arte Rastrillo

El Rastrillo

Arte Rastrillo

Yesterday a sreet market, Arte Rastrillo, organised by the Ayuntamiento de Nijar, took place in Las Negras beside the beach.

Nine year old Ellie considering a purchase

Nine year old Ellie considering a purchase

This was the first organised market of the year and future ones will be held here on the third Sunday of every month. Our granddaughters, Izzy and Ellie, here on holiday, were fascinated by the stalls.

One of the stalls

One of the stalls

Stalls selling arts and crafts and the traders themselves added colour to the village.

Meat and fish

Meat and fish

Speciality food and drinks were also on sale. Here is a stall selling meats and dried fish.

Live music

Live music

A trio played live music to entertain the crowds.

Finger painting with Mamin by the beach

Finger painting with Mamin by the beach

There was also entertainment for children including painting.

Craft stalls be bar Cerro Negro

Craft stalls be bar Cerro Negro

It was a lovely sunny day and the visitors certainly enjoyed the atmosphere/

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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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2 Responses to Arte Rastrillo

  1. Tony Unwin says:

    Looks great … when is the next Arte Rastrillo?

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