Experience the local life
Come meet Mike Ferrell, local resident, artist,Spanish cookery guru and writer
My story..... Christmas 43 years ago my the wife handed me four presents, the smallest contained a set of brushes, the second a set of oil paints, the third two canvas painting boards and the forth a book on Impressionist paintings. This was the start of a painting journey and haven’t stopped. I take private art classes in my studio in the village mainly working in oils, water colours though do use other mediums, am currently working on pieces for my November exhibition in Alcala la real, 20 minutes drive from Locubin. The exhibtion is call Impressions of Andalusia comes to alcalá la real, and nowooking at exhibiting further afield, Granada and Madrid are all on my radiar!
How I came to live in Castillo de Locubin. I dreamed of leaving the UK and living in Spain, however I just stumbled across Andulucia totally by chance, the climate is gentle, weather hot and dry, the people are warm and friendly, scenery is stunning, land is covered in olive groves and now vineyards are popping up around the region. I’m never short of subjects to paint, as the light amazing, I have never felt so at home, and I’m proud to live in this stunning real working white village.
Cookery has always played an important role in my life and before leaving England I was asked by a local publisher if interested in producing a cookery book using my own recipes and illustrating my own book, I jumped at the chance and currently working towards completing it very soon.
One of the ways to experience the culture of a country is through its local cuisine and wines. I would like to invite Janets guests to experience and taste some of local dishes, prepared by myself in her casa. My cooking classes are designed to inspire and give you a feel of the way the Andulucian people live, eat and drink.
Over a glass of local wine a lot of laughter in Janet and Roberts kitchen, I will teach you how to create simple local dishes, all very informal, apron on and cook, just as you would do at home!