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.


Rosanne Barr

Rosanne Barr graduated with First Class Honours in 2003 from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee and in the same year exhibited in the British Design Centre, at New Designers 2003. The following year at The Mall Galleries in London, she was one of two young Scots featured by The Society of Designer Craftsmen for 2004 and was awarded a Licentiate of Distinction. Rosanne's paintings are of a generic landscape. They look to arouse a sense of escape, which is serene, moving, and can evoke a personal memory of a place the viewer has experienced.


Malcolm Cheape

Malcolm Cheape graduated form Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee in 1987 and he has worked widely as a full-time artist in Scotland and London ever since. His subject matter is drawn almost exclusively from the sea and his work heavily supported by research. His distinctive style combines paint, ink, pencil marks, paper and tape to create detailed, multi-layered pieces that are held in many private and public collections at home and overseas.


Margaret Evans

A graduate of Glasgow School of Art in 1974, Margaret combines teaching and painting in her career, travelling extensively throughout America and Europe. Her experiences abroad are reflected in her Scottish landscapes, as she says "Painting is not about copying but exaggerating it's line, composition and colours. My teaching takes me all over the world, which has broadened my perspective on landscapes, but also makes me appreciate my own country and what scope Scotland has to offer in subject matter for artists." Renowned for her pastel painting, Margaret is a member of the Portrait Society of America, featuring regularly in the International Artist magazine.


Frances Innes

Frances trained at Gray's School of Art and now lives and works near Peterhead in the North East of Scotland. The coastline is a favoured subject.


David Johnston

David Johnston is a landscape artist based in the Mearns in the North East of Scotland. A retired teacher, he is a self taught. In 2017 he was elected a member of the Royal Society of Painters in Watercolour. He teaches others to paint hosting workshops and courses.He works almost exclusively in watercolour and, following in a tradition of Scottish landscape painting, he paints on the spot whenever possible. He enjoys working from nature and does this directly in paint, as well as using a sketchbook backed up by digital photography for reference. Using this arsenal he sometimes finishes work in the studio.His work is exhibited widely across the north east of Scotland and further afield in Glasgow and London. It forms part of the collection of the Royal Bank of Scotland and Aberdeenshire Council.


Liz Milne



Ronnie Russell

Ronnie Russell was born in Aberdeen and for most of his life has lived in Troon, Ayrshire. After 25 years in the textile design industry, Ronnie is now a full time artist and cartoonist, since the early 1990's specialising in acrylic and watercolour painting.


Joe Smernicki

Originally from Blairgowrie, Perthshire, Joe graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in 1973, having gained a High Commendation in his Post-graduate year and as a student he won a scholarship to attend the Hospitalfield House Summer School in Arbroath in 1971. He worked for many years as a teacher and attained the position of Head of Art at Arbroath Academy. Now retired from teaching, Joe is concentrating on painting from his home and studio in Montrose. The inspiration for my work comes almost exclusively from the coastal and rural environment around my home town of Montrose. The paintings reflect a dual interest. On one hand they are portrayals of a very distinctive and visually rich landscape with its fishing stations, small boats, farm implements and sheds. Equally, the paintings are an exploration of colour, tone, shape and line that are brought together in a carefully balanced composition.


Kitty Watt


Gordon Wilson

Gordon Wilson is one of Scotland’s most exciting contemporary artists. He was born in 1968 and grew up in Glasgow where he is now based. He studied at The Glasgow School of Art and has worked in the art industry for many years as a designer, picture framer and artist. Gordon’s subject matter ranges from quirky portraiture to emotive land and seascapes, his deep love of the west coast of Scotland shines through in his evocative work. Gordon paints from the heart, his expressive oil paintings reflect the ever changing moods of both the countryside and the artist himself. Today his work can be found in both corporate and private collections throughout the world. He exhibits in leading art galleries throughout the UK and has participated in several solo exhibitions and numerous group exhibitions including The Royal Glasgow Institute and The Paisley Arts Institute .

    • Frances Innes

    • Sea, Sky & Rocks, Cullen

    • Acrylic on board

    • 35 x 45 cm

    • £500

    • £50.00 per month

    • Liz Milne

    • Moonlight Night

    • Mixed media

    • 40 x 60 cm

    • £450

    • £45.00 per month

    • Kitty Watt

    • Dipping & Diving, Duncansby

    • Mixed media

    • 30 x 47 cm

    • £680

    • £68.00 per month

    • Kitty Watt

    • Lochnagar Corrie

    • Aquatint etching

    • 30 x 47 cm

    • £480

    • £48.00 per month