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.


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.