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.


Colin Brown

Colin Brown has an established and ongoing record of research and creative practice. Over the past twenty four years he has built up a strong international career profile, with regular exhibitions of his paintings throughout the UK, Europe and America. He has spent periods of time living and painting in Europe - including a four month stay in Florence and four years in Dusseldorf. Brown is now based in Stonehaven on the north-east coast of Scotland, where he has his studio. His paintings have received a number of awards, most notably a major Artist\'s Grant from The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, New York in 1996. In his current work Brown pulls together random elements and fragments into closely controlled compositions. The paintings, which run a fine line between impulse and calculation, continuously shift context and meaning. Rather than attempting to realise a predetermined concept, his work follows a specific process which allows the painting to emerge through its implementation.