Rincones de Bornos

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Rincon de Bornos

This morning we drove up to the estepa above las Negras and took the dogs for a walk around this wild plateau, calling at the retreat Bornos. We rented a cortijo on the estepa, near Fernán Pérez, for twenty months four years ago and the community at Bornos were our nearest neighbours.

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Living room in Bornos

Bornos is a cluster of buildings, including an old mill, which have been restored using original and basic materials. It is owned by two German sisters, Beatriz and Jennifer. Jennifer was home and showed us around.

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Music room

It was interesting to look around Bornos again. Inside we liked the old stone and wood structures.

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Patio

The patios are also very attractive.

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Chickens of Bornos

It was good to see they still kept chickens ….

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Pigs of Bornos

…. and small, black pigs had their own corral.

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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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