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.


Caroline Bailey

Caroline Bailey trained as a textile designer in Manchester in the mid-seventies. The influence of her training is visible in her work today where texture and colour combinations are key components. Caroline has painted full time for many years and now lives and works on the Isle of Skye. She has been an elected member of the Royal Society of Painters in Watercolour (RSW) since 1998 winning many awards and fellowships over the years. She exhibits her work throughout the UK and her work is held in a number of private and corporate collections. Of her work she says “My work is inspired by a love of land and sea and the footprints of human activity found where they meet. Although descriptive of the places I like, my paintings are not documentary but rather concerned with shape, colour and layering of textures. I hope to express something of the feel and atmosphere that I experience there. The painting, once begun, determines its own direction and its own conclusion.”

    • Caroline Bailey RSW

    • Fishing Harbour, Stornoway

    • Mixed media

    • 75 x 75 cm

    • £3,500

    • £250.00 pm + deposit