San Isidro

The beach at Las Negras this morning

The beach at Las Negras this morning

This weekend we have had an extra day’s holiday (Friday) in honour of San Isidro, who is the patron saint of the two little nearby towns of Campohermoso and San Isidro. It has also been a holiday in Madrid.

By the beach

By the beach

We were expecting more visitors to Las Negras as the weather has been perfect but those who came enjoyed the beach and the monthly craft market.

Old bikes and antiques

Old bikes and antiques

A market stall of marionettes

A market stall of marionettes

Hand made head gear

Hand made head gear

Aboveare photos of some of the market stalls.

Music in the street

Music in the street

There was also street music.

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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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