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.


Donald Macdonald

Donald was born on the Isle of Lewis in 1976 and after a short time in the Scottish Infantry he moved to Aberdeen and gained a degree in Fine Art. After living and painting in Denmark and Glasgow for several years, he now lives and works in Elgin, Moray. "I have a very keen interest in the contrasts between the deliberate nature of photorealism and the more accidental side of expressionism and how the two can work together on the same canvas. For example, how runs of paint can transform a technically photorealistic object. It fascinates me how these opposites can create something 'else', something new. I think it is very important for my work to elicit emotion and 'feeling' for the viewer, to be able to work on different levels and not just the visual.”