Girl with Cat

EllieW

Niña con Gato

This is a pastel portrait of my 11 year old granddaughter Ellie. She has just been to stay with me for a week and I took the opportunity to create this portrait in pastels. I drew her holding my cat Tilly. The cat has been with me for 14 years and has made cameo appearances in many of my paintings. I wanted her to pose holding the cat as it tells a story more than just a formal portrait.

The medium is pastel

The image size is 500mm x 320mm.
The original painting is not for sale.
PRINTS. Superb quality, limited edition (1-100) signed prints on Canson Infinity Arches Aquarelle paper, 310gm, are available for same size 50 euros. They can be purchased direct from me.
If you click on the image it will enlarge.

You can also see most of my paintings on this web site – http://www.margaret-merry.pixels.com
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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