Author Archives: Margaret Merry

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.

Artist of the Month – June 2017

My pastel of my granddaughter Ellie and cat Tilly has won the FAA on line art competition  – Women Painters – Artist of the Month June 2017.

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Paint and Draw – Issue 9

Here is the link to buy Issue 9 of Paint and Draw magazine. The cover features a painting I did of my neighbour, Ute’s garden. Inside is a six page article, written by me , on how I constructed the … Continue reading

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Paint And Draw Magazine – Issue 8

This pastel of La Isleta is the subject of a workshop article I was commissioned to write for Paint and Draw magazine. The article features in the May issue which is on sale now. It appears on page 78 and covers … Continue reading

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Paintings Sold Last Week

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 … Continue reading

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Paint and Draw Magazine – Issue 6

Issue 6 of paint and draw magazine is now on sale. It features two, one page bitesize articles by me using these watercolours as illustrations. The painting of the Blue Door I used for explaining how to paint shadows. This watercolour of … Continue reading

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Create Harmony With Light

  Issue 5 of Paint and Draw magazine is now on sale. It includes a six page article by me on page 72 titled “Create harmony with light” illustrating how to construct and paint a street scene in watercolour. The … Continue reading

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Mayte in Black

I have just completed this commission of a watercolour of studies of the flamenco dancer Mayte Beltran. My clients had seen a small watercolour I had painted of Mayte last year wearing a red outfit and shawl when she performed … Continue reading

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