Own Art makes it easy and affordable to buy contemporary art and craft. Own Art is Creative Scotland's loan scheme. You can borrow from £100 up to £2,500 at 0% APR repayable over 10 months in equal monthly installments.

* The money can be put towards original paintings, sculpture and prints. You must be 18 years or over and be a UK resident and can apply via Gallery Heinzel, one of the network of over 300 UK galleries supporting the scheme.

*Subject to status. Terms & conditions apply.

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George Birrell

George Birrell is a unique literary voice in Scottish contemporary painting. After graduating from Glasgow School of Art in 1971, he spent the last four and a half decades fine-tuning a style that is both lyrical and highly technical, contributing regularly to exhibitions at home and abroad. Rooted in the landscape and buildings of East Scotland, his painting is strongly influenced by the Scottish Colourists and the black and white photography of Ansell Adams, demonstrating a pitch perfect understanding of hue, tone and design.

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Lesley D McKenzie

Lesley has lived in the Aberdeen area all her life. Originally a graphic designer, she worked in the oil industry until deciding to 'go it alone' in 1996. Since then Lesley has developed an enthusiastic fan base, who love her quirky animal ceramics and joyful animal portraits. Lesley says, "As a child I would often study anatomy books, working out the muscles on any animal compared to the human and could sketch many animals from memory. I still employ this method today. It's a spontaneous way of working that suits my personality."

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