Sunrise over the Shiants

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The Shiants are a small group of islands in the Hebrides of north-west Scotland. They lie 12 miles from the northern tip of Skye and four miles off the coast of Lewis. The artist evokes atmosphere and changing light in this painting with bold, powerful colours and contrast. Houston was honoured with a major retrospective at The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in 2005.

Sabhal Mòr Ostaig


Sunrise over the Shiants




oil on linen


H 28.5 x W 28.5 cm

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gift from Sir Iain Noble, 1977

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Sabhal Mòr Ostaig

Arainn Chaluim Chille, Highland IV44 8RQ Scotland

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