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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Margaretann Bennett

Since graduating from Glasgow School of Art in 1991, Margaretann Bennett has become one of Scotland's most exciting artists working in mixed media today. Painting across all genres, the surfaces of her canvases are rich with colour and texture, treading a fine line between abstraction and detail. This is most evident in her landscape paintings that depict Scotland as a collection of experiences and events, an evocation of lives lived and time passed, rather than a specific place. Margaretann is a member of the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour and has been the recipient of a number of art awards including The Armour Award at the RGI in 2006 and the William Bowie Art Award at Paisley Arts Institute.

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Alan McGowan

Alan McGowan is an expressive figure painter based in Edinburgh working directly with life models and never photography. His work has been chosen to exhibit at the BP Portrait Award, The Threadneedle Prize for Figurative Art and the Ruth Borchard Self portrait prize, and he was a semi finalist in the SKY Portrait Artist of the Year 2014 . His painting of the figure is as much a celebration of the medium of oil painting as an exploration of the human form. For Alan, painting is like a performance, a process that he likes viewers to be reminded of when they look at his canvases. His work is loaded with expressive brushwork that exhibits a perfect balance of control, technical ability and painterly improvisation.

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Maralyn Reed-Wood

Maralyn's affair with ceramics began at school in Kirkcudbright where the Higher Art class worked with the Lochhead Pottery. She studied art in Essex making pots in a studio converted from an air-raid shelter. After becoming a teacher, Maralyn worked as an Art Therapist in an epilepsy hospital, setting up her own studio simultaneously. At a time when figures were most unacceptable in the art world, she worked against the trend. Her figures were accepted by the Triennialle de la Porcelain, Nyon, Switzerland, the 'porcelain capital' of Europe. This was followed by The International Porcelain Exhibition at the Scottish Gallery and an Arts Council Award. Illness brought her career to an abrupt halt, and she re-invented herself making small ceramic pieces which sold internationally for the next 15 years, winning awards and commendations. She has finally returned to her figurative roots, and her porcelain figures sell in galleries throughout Scotland. She has exhibited with the RSA and The RGI and has been short-listed on four occasions for figurative porcelain awards.

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    • Alan McGowan

    • Carolina (Fallen)

    • Oil on board

    • 80 x 120 cm

    • £4,200

    • £250.00 pm + deposit

    • Alan McGowan

    • Solar Ember

    • Oil on board

    • 120 x 80 cm

    • £4,200

    • £250.00 pm + deposit

    • Alan McGowan

    • Above Camserney towards Loch Tay II

    • Oil on canvas

    • 100 x 160 cm

    • £3,800

    • £250.00 pm + deposit

    • Alan McGowan

    • South from above Camserney II

    • Oil on canvas

    • 100 x 160 cm

    • £3,800

    • £250.00 pm + deposit

    • Alan McGowan

    • Shining Skeleton

    • Oil on canvas

    • 75 x 50 cm

    • £2,750

    • £250.00 pm + deposit

    • Alan McGowan

    • Michael (Unstill Life)

    • Oil on board

    • 50 x 40 cm

    • £2,250

    • £225.00 per month

    • Alan McGowan

    • Reclining Figure

    • Oil on board

    • 35 x 45 cm

    • £1,800

    • £180.00 per month

    • Alan McGowan

    • Above Camserney towards Loch Tay II

    • Oil on canvas

    • 40 x 65 cm

    • £1,600

    • £160.00 per month

    • Alan McGowan

    • South from above Camserney I

    • Oil on canvas

    • 40 x 65 cm

    • £1,600

    • £160.00 per month

    • Alan McGowan

    • River Tay from Camserney

    • Oil on canvas

    • 40 x 60 cm

    • £1,500

    • £150.00 per month

    • Alan McGowan

    • Skeleton Sunrise

    • Oil on board

    • 40 x 30 cm

    • £1,500

    • £150.00 per month

    • Alan McGowan

    • South from Camserney

    • Oil on canvas

    • 40 x 60 cm

    • £1,500

    • £150.00 per month