Midge & Alex Gourlay - Artists and Designers
Midge is a textile artist and teacher, trained at Glasgow School of Art and specialising in embroidered and woven textiles, who 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 and by regular visits to the Corbières region of southwest France. She uses techniques which include dyeing, fabric manipulation with machine embroidery, paint and handmade silk paper.
Alex, former Head of Design at BBC Scotland, now works and paints from his home in 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.