McLaren in Las Negras

The entrance to the Hotel where the McLaren was parked.

On Sunday morning, as we drove past the Hotel Cala Grande in Las Negras, we noticed a sleek white sports car parked outside the entrance. A film crew was busy poring over the car and we were unable to park up to find out more about what was going on.

This morning, when we called at the hotel to check on the painting exhibition, I asked Oriol, the Manager, about the car and the filming. He said it was a new, top secret sports car built by McLaren. For security reasons, they  contacted him only the day before about using the hotel and no independent photos were allowed to be taken and the official ones will not be released until the car is launched. We have seen Porsches, Ferraris and Aston Martins driving around the winding roads of the Parque Natural, usually held up by a German hippy van, but a brand new McLaren is a scoop. Look out for the launch pictures.

Pool, Hotel Cala Grande

For more information about the hotel go to

My exhibition

My exhibition there runs until next weekend.


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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One Response to McLaren in Las Negras

  1. Angela says:

    I love the paintings you are doing around the parc.They really catch the light and ambiance of the area.!

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