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.


Charles MacQueen

“Every painting I do is related to the last one. It may be a continuation of the last one or a reaction to it. When I grow tired of harmony I long for discord. Colour and surface texture are very important elements in my painting.” Charles MacQueen doesn’t just seek to present us with an image, he seeks to present us with an experience. Influenced by the American philosopher John Dewey, he believes that paintings are like mirrors; not only do they help us to appreciate pattern, shape, form, line and colour they also help us to see ourselves. For Charles the role of the artist is to create these ‘magic mirrors’ with his trips to Morocco and Tunisia providing the high contrast visual references around which the work is formed.