Arran Art Gallery was opened in 2005 by Nick Giles, a highly creative and experimental artist with a passion for the arts and wildlife; and for the beautiful Isle of Arran, his Scottish island retreat.
Nick is now one of Scotland's most successful Scottish artists and the gallery holds a large selection of his work, which includes original paintings on canvas, perspex and glass, landscape prints, wildlife prints, glass prints and ceramics.
In addition to Nick's artwork, the gallery carries one of country's largest stocks of high quality affordable artworks and now represents over 80 artists in a beautiful gallery space right beside the sea in Whiting Bay. The extensive range of artwork includes paintings, sculpture, limited editions and printmaking, hand-blown and fused glass pieces, contemporary silver jewellery and unique ceramics. The exhibits are constantly changing so there is always something new and intriguing to discover.
Arran is home to some talented artists who are inspired by the magnificent scenery and the gallery is delighted to display the best of local artwork. The island also attracts many of Scotland's well-known artists and the gallery represents the work of Pam Carter, Nancy Turnbull, Moy Mackay, James Fraser and Ron Lawson ... to highlight a few.
If you are not able to visit the gallery in person, this new website offers an online gallery where many items can be sent by post or by specialist art courier. If you need some help the gallery staff are more than happy to advise first-time buyers as well as those wishing to add to their collection. If you would like to keep in contact you can sign up with your email address below.
When people visit our gallery, our aim is to make their visit easy and pleasurable. We have continued this approachability through our website and hope you will find it as easy to use as walking through our front door.
Artist in Residence & Owner of Arran Art Gallery
We are looking forward to exhibiting a stunning collection of works from the gallery owner, Nick Giles.
Nick is a keen ornithologist and wildlife photographer. His work has focused on the Scottish islands that are also sanctuaries for many of the world's most interesting, rare and vulnerable bird species.
Senja was our artist in residence for the Open Studios weekend.
Mallard Duckling (2 of 35)
Limited Edition Digital Photograph