Canisp and Suilven, Sutherland

21 x 29cm
Helen Bellany


Watercolour on paper

Study of two landmark mountains in the Scottish Highlands, the artist’s beloved home land of her childhood years.

‘I wanted to show [John Bellany] the beauty of Sutherland that I loved and knew so well, and he was completely overwhelmed, drawing everything he saw as we went along. … Following the single track roads across the lonely uninhabited heart of the country, we found ourselves gasping in awe at Suilven rising out of the heather …’ – Helen Bellany, ‘The Restless Wave’ (p 51)