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.


Bryan Angus

Bryan Angus is a Gray's School of Art graduate based in Banff on the north Aberdeenshire coast. A skilled lino print maker he is particularly influenced by the 20th century Scottish and English landscape artists and the illustration traditions that preceeded them. The bulk of his work is inspired by the drama of his local land and weather, enriched by the history of the people and their towns.


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.”


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.


George Birrell

George Birrell is a unique literary voice in Scottish contemporary painting. After graduating from Glasgow School of Art in 1971, he spent the last four and a half decades fine-tuning a style that is both lyrical and highly technical, contributing regularly to exhibitions at home and abroad. Rooted in the landscape and buildings of East Scotland, his painting is strongly influenced by the Scottish Colourists and the black and white photography of Ansell Adams, demonstrating a pitch perfect understanding of hue, tone and design.


Francis Boag

Francis Boag's vivid depictions of the rural hinterland and coastline of the North East have made him perhaps one of the best loved contemporary painters working in Scotland. A master of colour and form, his canvases are a beautiful balance between an intellectual interpretation of a landscape and an emotional response to it. Francis graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee, in the late sixties and after many years in teaching, now paints full-time near the coastal village of Stonehaven. His work appears in private and public collections the world over.


Kathleen Bremner

Kathleen studied at Grays School of Art and taught until retirement in 1991. Throughout her career she continued to paint and exhibit, developing a free and expressive style. Although her preferred medium is watercolour, she has had much success in recent years in acrylics, painting unique and delicate interpretations of Aberdeen's vibrant city and surrounding landscape.


Mary Louise Butterworth


Pam Carter

Shortly after graduation from Glasgow School of Art, Tanzanian born artist Pam Carter travelled to the Seychelles to teach, it didn't take long before she realised the direction her painting was going to take. Excited by the vibrant hues of blues and greens of the Indian Ocean, Pam knew that from now on her paintings would express the relationship between colour and light. Since then she has lived and worked in Scotland drawing on the isolated beauty of its outer islands for inspiration.


Sam Cartman

Sam Cartman lives and works in Dumfries & Galloway. Originally from Shropshire, he completed a Fine Art Degree in Carlisle before moving to Glasgow for eight years. His paintings are a response to being in the landscape: they are shaped by the experience of being in a certain place at a certain time and the memory of this. These experiences are the basis for his involvement with the paint, and from then on, his interaction with the paint takes over. The process allows him to show in painting, something of the place he is in or has been in. There is a poetic sparseness to Cartman's paintings of wide open spaces, in the skies or the sculpted buildings which look as if they have been there for all time. (Jan Patience, The Glasgow Herald)


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.


Kirstie Cohen

Since graduating from Glasgow School of Art in 1988, Kirstie Cohen has built up a strong fan-base with her powerful landscapes. In paintings reminiscent of the great Romantic tradition she depicts the drama of a mountain range or seascape in a way that feels real and specific yet also a product entirely of the imagination; a non-existent place. Kirstie lives and works in Invernesshire (check) exhibiting widely throughout Scotland and England. She has won many awards including the Nancy Graham Memorial Prize and the prestigious Hospitalfield Scholarship.


Emma S Davis

Born into a family of artists in Paisley in 1975, Emma studied Fine Art Drawing & Painting at The Glasgow School of Art and graduated in 1998 with a BA (Hons). She exhibited in galleries throughout Scotland during her studies, which concluded in a sell-out degree show. Emma was the youngest ever recipient of the Alexander Graham Munro Travel Award at the RSW Annual Exhibition in 1999, which allowed her to travel and paint extensively in Italy the following year. She was elected an artist member of the RSW in November 2001. Since then, she has won several prestigious awards and has exhibited at several group and solo exhibitions throughout the UK.


Alison Dunlop

Born in Canada in 1958, Alison began her studies in Canada before continuing at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts and Universite de Franche-Comte, Besancon, France. In 1982, she came to Scotland to undertake postgraduate studies at Edinburgh College of Art, and subsequently made Scotland her home. In 1989 Alison was elected a member of the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour and is a past Vice-President of the Society. She also served as President of Visual Arts Scotland for three years in the 1990s and has been made an honorary life member. Twice the recipient of the Elizabeth T Greenshields Foundation Scholarship, she has been short listed several times for the Noble Grossart Painting Prize and received the Alexander Graham Munro Award from the RSW in 1997 and the John Gray Prize in 2007.


John Glynn

Born in Plymouth in 1964, John was interested in painting and drawing since childhood. His ambition to be an artist was thwarted by the tragic death of his father when he was thirteen. John turned down a place at Plymouth School of Art choosing instead to go out to work to contribute to the family finances. He kept painting and drawing in his spare time producing abstract and surreal work which was exhibited in the Plymouth area and with which he had some success. For some years he designed sea life artwork that was reproduced in print. This gave him the confidence (and income) to risk painting full time. He moved to Banff in Scotland in 2007 where the peace and serenity of the coastal villages inspired him to produce seemingly simple line drawings of the houses and harbours. These drawings have become his signature style and are exhibited in galleries across Scotland.


Ian Healy


Jonathan Hood

Born 1957 in Edinburgh, Jonathan was educated in Fife and Angus and attended Duncan of Jordanstone College of Arts from 1976 to 1979 going on to study drawing at the Ecole des Beaux Arts, Paris in 1979. He became a full-time artist in 1989 and has exhibited widely throughout Scotland including the Aberdeen Artists' Society and Royal Scottish Academy. His work is held in private collections throughout the world.


Catherine Imhof-Cardinal

Catherine Imhof-Cardinal is a Swiss-French artist living near Aberdeen in Scotland. She began her career in Aix-en-Provence. Catherine's work is informed by a strongly developed sense of colour, often in daring and unusual composition of a figurative or semi-abstract nature. Her approach to composition is without preconception; each work gradually emerges from a series of lines thrown onto the sheet, the subject and composition suggesting themselves through the work process. In this way, impressions gathered on travels and from life in general re-emerge in the paintings, not as factual representations but as images imbued with the feeling of places and events.


Jennifer Mackenzie

"I enjoy exploring colour and the tactile qualities of paint mainly through still life." Jennifer Mackenzie graduated from Glasgow School of Art in late 1971. Studying under tutors such as David Donaldson and Sandy Goudie her work reflects the Scottish painterly tradition prevalent at the time. Jennifer's rich, exuberant canvases are appreciated throughout Scotland. She took time out from her career to bring up her family and for some years taught at schools in Lanarkshire, Inverness and latterly Sutherland. Her studio is based there in Golspie where she lives and works.


Angela Macleod

Angela studied Drawing and Painting at Glasgow School of Art from 1991-1995. Having worked outside the art world for several years only painting in her spare time, she recently moved to Fife. The move provided the impetus to return to painting full time. Angela works in a variety of mediums, although mainly in oil, and colour has always been the main focus of her work. She uses a variety of subject matter usually taken from nature to explore the effects of different colour combinations, shape and pattern to create bold and vibrant expressions that reflect the beauty and energy of the subject.


Charles MacQueen

“Every painting I do is related to the last one. It may be a continuation of the last one or a reaction to it. When I grow tired of harmony I long for discord. Colour and surface texture are very important elements in my painting.” Charles MacQueen doesn’t just seek to present us with an image, he seeks to present us with an experience. Influenced by the American philosopher John Dewey, he believes that paintings are like mirrors; not only do they help us to appreciate pattern, shape, form, line and colour they also help us to see ourselves. For Charles the role of the artist is to create these ‘magic mirrors’ with his trips to Morocco and Tunisia providing the high contrast visual references around which the work is formed.


Robert McAulay

Born on the south side of Glasgow in 1961, Robert trained as an upholsterer before attending art college in the mid 1980's. Since then he has gained recognition for his mixed media works depicting enigmatic scenes often at the edges of human inhabitation. "Many of my paintings are full of symbols or images relating to events, thoughts, ideas from my life, but I am not going to bore the viewer with such details. The viewer will bring all of their own memories with them, and will either connect in some way with what they see or they will not. I like mystery, I do not want everything explained to me, I like to discover for myself."


Nicola McBride

Nicola trained at Gray\'s School of Art, Aberdeen during the 1990\'s, and now combines a successful teaching career with painting and drawing. Her quirky depiction of life relates to events and emotions experienced in her own life.


Lynn McGregor

Lynn McGregor was born in Pittenweem in the East Neuk of Fife, and trained at Edinburgh College of Art. She works between Scotland and Ireland, currently living on the otherwise uninhabited island of Islandmore on Strangford Lough, with her writer husband Michael Faulkner. Their island home is the subject of Michael's 2006 book The Blue Cabin and is a primary source of inspiration for Lynn's work. Lynn was elected to the RSW in 2001. Her semi-abstracted landscapes are show in galleries throughout the UK.


Janet Melrose

Janet studied at Edinburgh College of Art graduating in 1987 with a BA (Hons) in Drawing and Painting. She received the Andrew Grant Bursary in the same year and continued her studies at the Lorenzo de Medici School of Art, Florence. Following her graduation she continued to paint alongside tutoring part-time in community education. She has painted full time for more than ten years from her studio in Perthshire where she is inspired by the natural world and our impact upon it. She is an elected member of the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour and Visual Arts Scotland and, as a multi award winning artist, exhibits widely across Scotland and the UK.


Lil Neilson

Lil studied at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in the late 1950's. In 1961 after a post diploma year, she was awarded a traveling scholarship which carried her to Paris and then around Italy. Upon her return Lil lived and worked in the small fishing village of Catterline. It was during this time that she developed her close and influential relationship with Joan Eardley. Lil's paintings are strong and emotive, often involved with the atmosphere and moods of the land, sea and sky. She displays through texture, colour and broad technique, the variety, power and sometimes intimacy of her surroundings.


Alexander Robb


Bronwen Sleigh

Bronwen Sleigh is a multi-disciplinary artist who takes inspiration from industrial architecture, unused and forgotten urban spaces, and environments at the edge of the city. Born in 1980 and raised in Mid-Wales, Bronwen received her BA from the Glasgow School of Art and MA from the Royal College of Art, where she was selected for a six week exchange to The University of Calgary, Canada. She has also worked for several prestigious arts organisations including the The Royal College of Art, The Royal Academy Schools as a Print Fellow and at Edinburgh Printmakers as their etching technician and collaborating printer. The artist has exhibited widely both in the UK and overseas. Her work is held in numerous collections around the world. Bronwen lives and works in Glasgow.


David Smith

Born in 1957, David Smith is a Scottish contemporary landscape artist. The palette and inspiration for his work is taken from the seaboard and landscape of Scotland. Although predominantly a self-taught artist, he has studied at various colleges including the Glasgow Print Studio, Glasgow College of Building and Printing, Glasgow School of Art and Latrobe University, Melbourne, Australia. A past member and president of the Glasgow Group of Artists, he was elected member of the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour (RSW) in 2011. He was elected member of RSW council in 2013. Smith has shown at the Royal Glasgow Institute (RGI), Royal Scottish Academy (RSA), Paisley Art Institute (PAI) and RSW annual exhibitions and has won various prestigious awards.


Georgie Young

Georgie Young is a graduate of Glasgow School of Art and paints mainly contemporary Scottish landscapes. Her work aims to evoke a feeling and capture a sense of place, an atmosphere or an unexpected detail rather than reproduce a direct likeness. The paintings are a product of observation, interpretation and improvisation; the original observation is processed, re-examined and the essence abstracted. Her work is an attempt to reveal the unexpected beauty of unremarked places, the interplay of light, time, weather and season on everyday landscape, and the presence and influence of the human on the physical environment.

    • Bryan Angus

    • Ogilvie Street

    • Colour reduction lino print

    • 40 x 23 cm

    • £325

    • £32.50 per month

    • John Glynn

    • Around the Twist

    • Ink on paper

    • 60 x 60 cm

    • £550

    • £55.00 per month

    • Ian Healy SSA

    • Wolfhound

    • Oil on paper

    • 49 x 78 cm

    • £850

    • £85.00 per month

    • Jonathan Hood

    • Dancing Gentleman Jim

    • Oil on board

    • 55 x 45 cm

    • £1,225

    • £122.50 per month

    • Robert McAulay

    • Abandoned Carriages

    • Acrylic on board

    • 60 x 100 cm

    • £3,000

    • £250.00 pm + deposit

    • Robert McAulay

    • Slowly Disappearing

    • Acrylic on board

    • 60 x 120 cm

    • £3,000

    • £250.00 pm + deposit

    • Nicola McBride

    • A Leopard Never Changes its Spots

    • Mixed media on paper

    • 25 x 25 cm

    • £525

    • £52.50 per month

    • Lil Neilson

    • Setting Sun Fields

    • Mixed Media

    • 35 x 46 cm

    • £4,250

    • £250.00 pm + deposit