Sierra Nevada from Salobreña with Almond Blossom

Sierra Nevada from Salobreña

Sierra Nevada from Salobreña

The first signs of spring in Southern Spain are the blossoms on the almond trees. I am currently painting a landscape with almond blossom from near my home in the Parque Natural de Cabo de Gata, Almeria, which I will post when I have finished it later this week, but I have discovered that I have never posted or exhibited this pastel painting which is hanging on the wall of my living room.
I painted it ten years ago during my first spring in Spain. We then lived on the coast near Salobreña. The views inland to the snow covered Sierra Nevada were spectacular. This scene is from the hills behind the coast were I found this grove of almonds in blossom for the foreground.

The image size is 300mm x 440mm.

The original painting is for sale for 200 euros.

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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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2 Responses to Sierra Nevada from Salobreña with Almond Blossom

  1. Beautiful Paintings!!!!!!, Margaret

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