Welcome to Port Appin Studio
Port Appin Studio is run by local artists Midge and Alex Gourlay who live and work in Port Appin, Argyll. The studio specialises in Scottish landscape paintings, textile arts and fine art giclée prints.
Alex Gourlay former Head of Design at BBC Scotland, is a Scottish landscape artist who works from his home in Port Appin. From 1967, he was a Scenic Designer both in the UK and abroad. Also a graduate of the Glasgow School of Art, he has rekindled his love of drawing and painting since moving to the west coast and draws his inspiration from the landscape around him. More »
Midge Gourlay is a Scottish textile artist and teacher, trained at Glasgow School of Art, specialising in embroidered and woven textiles. She has exhibited widely throughout the UK and works mainly to commission and for exhibitions. Her work is mainly inspired by West Highland land and seascapes, Celtic Mythology and embroidery techniques. More »
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Landscape paintings, giclée prints and textile artworks are available to buy worldwide from our online gallery shop.
Alternatively, you can purchase by phone, email or at the studio by appointment.
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Latest news & blog
The Pier House Hotel, Port Appin, is hosting a workshop on Shibori silk scarves on 5th.November 2019 run by Midge. The morning course starts at 10am in the Pier House with an introduction by Midge followed by practical tuition on the making of scarves and ending with dyeing of scarves at the studio. Everyone will take away a completed silk scarf of their own design.