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.


Marion Thomson

Marion Thomson was born in 1958 and studied at Glasgow School of Art from 1976 - 78, and then at Glasgow University where she was awarded an M.A. in History of Fine Art, Drama, Film and Television. From 1981- 99 Marion worked as a Costume Designer in theatre, film and television while continuing to paint. Inspired by the Scottish landscape she says, "For as long as I can remember, the Outer Hebrides and the western seaboard of Scotland have been a source of inspiration and delight to me. The unique qualities of that landscape - its remoteness, its sense of rugged endurance contrasted with the delicacy of certain shorelines, the physical isolation of the people and their homes - all create a powerful drama that draws me back again and again."