© 2019 Nikki McAlpine Miller  |  The Gart

Private Residence of Scottish Contemporary Artist Stuart & Nikki McAlpine Miller

YOUR HOSTS, CONTEMPORARY ARTIST  STUART MCALPINE MILLER AND WIFE  NIKKI PURCHASED THE GART IN 2016. IN THE BEGINNING IT WAS ALWAYS SUPPOSED TO BE OUR HOME, OUR LOVE OF THIS RESTORATION HAS INSPIRED US TO LOOK FOR OUR NEXT PROJECT. WE HAVE BROUGHT TOGETHER OUR PASSION FOR AESTHETIC ESCAPISM,  ART, EVENTS AND ENTERTAINING INTO THE ETHOS OF THE GART. WE ARE HAPPY TO SHARE OUR HOME WITH DISCERNING GUESTS WHO ARE LOOKING FOR EXCLUSIVE HIRE LUXURY ACCOMMODATION IN SCOTLAND  OFFERING SOMETHING A LITTLE DIFFERENT.

 

As a modern day art-deity McAlpineMiller is an Old Master-in-Waiting." 
© Estelle Lovatt, FRSA

“MCALPINE MILLER HAS ONE OF THE MOST CREATIVE MINDS IN ART TODAY, AND HE’S ESTABLISHED A PROCESS THAT  FOLLOWS NO MASTERS... LOOKING AT HIS CANVAS IS LIKE  WATCHING A VIDEO GAME FEATURING PETER MAX SCUFFLING  WITH BASQUIAT AND KEITH HARING SCRAPPING WITH ED RUSCHA. MOVE OVER THOMAS KINKADE, MCALPINE MILLER IS TODAY’S MASTER OF LIGHT. “ © ESTELLE LOVATT, FRSA

MCALPINE MILLER GRADUATED FROM GLASGOW SCHOOL OF ART WITH A BA HONOURS IN DRAWING AND PAINTING IN 1990. HE WAS ALSO SHORTLISTED FOR THE PROVOST AWARD AT KELVINGROVE ART GALLERIES AND MUSEUMS IN 1996.

HAVING WORKED TO DEVELOP HIS UNIQUE STYLE MCALPINE MILLER IS NOW CONCENTRATING HIS ATTENTIONS WORKING TOWARDS EXHIBITION. MCALPINE MILLER WAS THE ARTIST IN RESIDENCE' AT THE SAVOY HOTEL, LONDON. 

HE HAS ENJOYED SUCCESSFUL SOLO EXHIBITIONS WITH GALLERIES SUCH AS CONNAUGHT BROWN, LONDON; DUNCAN MILLER, LONDON; RUTH O'HARA, NEW YORK; CATTO GALLERY, LONDON; REBECCA HOSSACK GALLERY AND KINGS ROAD GALLERY, LONDON, AMONGST OTHERS.

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History of The Gart

THE GART WAS BUILT IN 1835 BY FAMOUS ARCHITECT WILLIAM BURN. IN THE LATE 19TH CENTURY THE HOUSE WAS DESTROYED BY FIRE. IT WAS RECAST AND ENLARGED IN THE EARLY 20TH CENTURY IN THE BARONIAL STYLE YOU SEE TODAY. THE GART IS SURROUNDED BY ITS DESIGNED LANDSCAPE WITH MANY RARE SPECIMEN TREES. A FORMAL LAWN LIES TO THE REAR WITH A WOODLAND AND PRIVATE ACCESS TO THE RIVER TEITH

DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR THE GART WAS RECOMMISSIONED AS A HOSPITAL FOR INJURED NORWEIGAN SOLDIERS. IN MORE RECENT YEARS THE HOUSE HAS BEEN A HOTEL, A B&B AND A PRIVATE FAMILY HOME.

WE PURCHASED THE GART IN 2016, HAVING ALWAYS HAD A PASSION FOR MIXING MODERN WITH TRADITIONAL ARCHITECTURE. WE SPENT AN ENJOYABLE EIGHTEEN MONTHS RENOVATING AND RESTORING THE GART TO THE CONTEMPORARY HOME YOU SEE TODAY.