Welcome to MargaretMerry.com
I grew up in Falmouth 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 a country house in the middle of the Parque Natural de Cabo de Gata in Almeria. I get my inspiration from the dramatic scenery of Andalucia and the architecture of its cities and villages. You can read my accounts of life in Andalucia at www.countryhouseinspain.wordpress.com
My original paintings of Cornwall have all been sold but many are available as limited edition prints. See Cornish Prints.
I have written and illustrated 3 children's books - The Wise Old Boar, The Lonely Digger and The Adventure of Princess The Pony. They are all now in print. For Full details of the books and how to purchase them go to the Books page on this site.
For current news of my work and any exhibitions please check out my blog www.margaretmerry.wordpress.com
and I also display new work on my painting blogs www.margaretmerrypaintings.wordpress.com
and you can view some of my paintings of Granada
I have written my childhood memoirs recalling the post war years in London and then Falmouth in the 1950s. Chapters are posted on this site under the title www.margaretmerry.blogspot.com
Mobile: +34 667848529
SKYPE : margaretmerry