Paintings Sold Last Week

Alhambra

The Alhambra from Sacromonte

I sold these three watercolours last week to a collector in the UK who owns a holiday property in Vera, Almeria. They wanted a few original paintings of the area to hang in their English home to remind them of Spain. This watercolour above of the Alhambra painted in the autumn is very evocative of Granada, a city which they visit regularly and where they go to ski in the Sierra Nevada.

Las-Negras

Fishing boat at Las Negras

This next painting of Las Negras is a view I see every day and I think is great image of the coast of Algeria and in particular of the Parque Natural de Cabo de Gata.

Calle-Ameria

Street in the Casco Antiguo, Almeria

Finally they chose this street scene in Almeria city. I was very pleased about this sale because I love painting the streets and corners of the old city but I do not think it is a very commercial subject. The three paintings are very different images of Andalucia but make a nice contrast and epitomise the region.

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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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