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.

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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.”

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Margaretann Bennett

Since graduating from Glasgow School of Art in 1991, Margaretann Bennett has become one of Scotland's most exciting artists working in mixed media today. Painting across all genres, the surfaces of her canvases are rich with colour and texture, treading a fine line between abstraction and detail. This is most evident in her landscape paintings that depict Scotland as a collection of experiences and events, an evocation of lives lived and time passed, rather than a specific place. Margaretann is a member of the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour and has been the recipient of a number of art awards including The Armour Award at the RGI in 2006 and the William Bowie Art Award at Paisley Arts Institute.

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Chris Bushe

Born in Aberfeldy in Perthshire in 1958, Chris Bushe studied Fine Art at Grays School of Art before building a successful career as an exhibiting artist. Chris works primarily in oils and is held in high esteem for his large-scale, thick impasto interpretations of weather and landscape. He has won many awards including the Discerning Eye Founder's Purchase Prize, the Scottish Arts Club Award, Glasgow Arts Club Fellowship, RSW Council Award and the McManus Galleries Purchase Prize.

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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.

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James S Davis

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Jim Dunbar

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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.

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Anthea Gage

Anthea Gage was born and educated in Edinburgh, and is a professional member of both the RSW and SSA. She has worked full time teaching Art and Design in Edinburgh, and is the Honoray President of the Edinburgh Art and Sketching Club.

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Simon Laurie

Simon Laurie was born in 1964 in Glasgow and studied at Glasgow School of Art between 1982 and 1987 followed by a two-year postgraduate degree. Everyday objects and the ever-changing landscape inspire 
his very individual abstract style. Simon's paintings are a fusion of the purity and formalism of the St Ives School with the rich colourist tradition of Scotland. He has won a number of prestigious awards at the Scottish societies over the last decade. 
He is an elected member of both the Royal Glasgow Institute and the Royal Scottish Society for Painters in Watercolour.

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Marian Leven

Born in Edinburgh and raised in Fife, Marian attended Gray's School of Art in the 1960s. She has exhibited regularly since then gaining recognition especially in the 1980s and 90's. She has been an elected professional member of the Royal Scottish Society of painters in Watercolour since 1992 and is also a member of the Royal Scottish Academy.

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Will Maclean

Born in Inverness in 1941, the artist was a midshipman (1957 – 59) before attending Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen (1961 – 65) and the British School in Rome (1966). In 1968, he spent a year as a ring-net fisherman and worked on an art project, the Ring Net project,that explored this traditional way of fishing. Will Maclean was appointed as a lecturer at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee in 1981, and later held the post of Professor of Art (1994) there, becoming Senior Research Fellow and Emeritus Professor in 2004. He has exhibited widely since 1967. A major solo show, Driftworks, was held at Dundee Contemporary Arts in 2001. He was elected to the Royal Scottish Academy (RSA) in 1991 and he won a Scottish Arts Council Creative Scotland Award in 1999. He was recorded for the British Library and Tate Artists Lives sound archive in 2005.

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Angus McEwan

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Ann Wegmuller

Born in Gourock in Scotland, Ann lived in Zurich, Switzerland for over ten years before returning to live in Perthshire. She attended Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee graduating in 1985. She is an elected member of the Royal Society of Painters in Watercolour, the Royal Watercolour Society and Aberdeen Artists Society. She has won many prestigous awards and her work is held in a number of corporate collections as well as private collections worldwide.

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Christopher Wood

Christopher trained at Edinburgh College of Art, graduating with
an Honours degree in Drawing & Painting in 1984. He has been a full-time professional artist since his first one-man exhibition in Edinburgh 1987. He became an elected member of the RSW in 2006 and is very involved in many of the Scottish Artistic Societies. He is a regular exhibitor at the Societies’ annual open exhibitions at which he has won many awards in recognition of the standard of his work. His work is included in many prestigious public and private collections including HRH Prince Charles the Duke of Rothesay; the Bank of Scotland; Aberdeen Asset Management; United Distillers; Edinburgh University; Lennox Lewis; The Demarco European Foundation; and many other private and corporate collections around the world. He is married with two young children and two stepchildren. He lives and works in the coastal town of Dunbar, near Edinburgh.

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    • Chris Bushe RSW

    • September Rain - Glen Etive

    • Oil on board

    • 92 x 60 cm

    • £4,000

    • £250.00 pm + deposit

    • Chris Bushe RSW

    • Autumn Light - Mull

    • Oil on board

    • 56 x 40 cm

    • £2,250

    • £225.00 per month

    • Chris Bushe RSW

    • Rain Clouds & Autumn Colours - Glen Garry

    • Oil on board

    • 56 x 40 cm

    • £2,250

    • £225.00 per month

    • James S Davis RSW

    • Assynt Crofters - Sutherland

    • Mixed media

    • 66 x 56 cm

    • £1,800

    • £180.00 per month

    • Alison Dunlop RSW

    • Knot Necessarily

    • Oil on canvas

    • 60 x 60 cm

    • £3,000

    • £250.00 pm + deposit

    • Will Maclean MBE RSA RSW

    • Herring Boat on Passage Skye

    • Ink & watercolour on paper

    • 22 x 15 cm

    • £500

    • £50.00 per month

    • Will Maclean MBE RSA RSW

    • Fisherman and Loading Net

    • Pen & brush ink drawing

    • 30 x 43 cm

    • £450

    • £45.00 per month

    • Angus McEwan RSW

    • Billboard Alterpiece

    • Watercolour on paper

    • 122 x 75 cm

    • £3,100

    • £250.00 pm + deposit

    • David Smith RSW

    • Red Trawler and Boom

    • Oil on linen

    • 69 x 66 cm

    • £1,600

    • £160.00 per month