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.


Mairi Stewart

Born and educated in Scotland, Mairi Stewart studied Drawing and Painting at Edinburgh College of Art, graduating in 1977. She obtained a Diploma in Secondary Teaching, continuing to paint and exhibit throughout her teaching career. She is now a professional artist, working from her Edinburgh studio and exhibiting regularly in galleries throughout the UK. Her colourful still life paintings explore the relationship that selected objects have with memory. The work is not a literal portrayal and the essence of the work is simplicity. A flattened perspective and a bold use of colour help to heighten the contemporary vision.