Pastel Portraits

Pastel Portrait of Maria

The Galeria del Arte Van Gogh in Granada suggested that I exhibited a pastel portrait in my forthcoming exhibition in order to obtain commissions. I wanted to paint a typical Spanish child with large brown eyes and dark hair. I discovered Maria, who is an ideal model, in our nearest village, La Fabrica.

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The image size is 490mm x 330mm. The original painting can be seen at a one person exhibition of my paintings at the Galeria del Arte Van Gogh in Granada – see www.margaretmerry.wordpress.com for details. You can view some of my watercolours of Granada for the exhibition at  www.paintingsofgranada.wordpress.com

All enquiries info@margaretmerry.com

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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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