La Isleta Del Moro

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La Isleta del Moro

The British couple, who  commissioned my recent pastel of Las Negras for their villa in Desert Springs, asked for another Almerian coastal scene to hang with it in the same room so I painted this view of La Isleta del Moro for them. Fortunately the light last week was similar to that when I painted their pastel of Las Negras a few weeks ago so the paintings make a good pair.

Paint and Draw magazine asked me to write another workshop article for them so I have done this describing how I created this painting illustrating it with photos of the various stages. I think this will be published in next month’s issue.

The image size of the painting is 50cm x 32cm and I used Sennelier artist’s soft pastels on Sennelier pastel card.

All enquiries: mmerry44@ymail.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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