The Shadow of Stac Pollaidh, Sutherland, Scotland

neil williams



My favourite view of one of my favourite places in the world. Sutherland, on the wild North West coast of Scotland is just awesome. The photograph is taken looking out over Inverpolly from near the summit of Stac Pollaidh, one of Scotland's classic peaks, just as the sun dips into the Atlantic Ocean behind me. You can see the moon coming up in the top right of the picture. It was cold and crisp, with a dusting of snow on the hilltops. Heaven.

The full title of the picture, written in silver on the bottom left of the canvas, is Suilven, Quinag, Canisp, Cul Beag, Cul Mor and the Shadow of Stac Pollaidh.



We build everything ourselves in the gallery. The photograph is printed on the very best archival matte canvas, hand coated in a matte varnish we import from America, and then left flat to dry for a few days. This means the picture can be cleaned with a damp cloth, and the great thing about a matte finish with no glass is that you have no distracting glare or reflections. It's a much more direct experience.

Whilst the print is drying we can get on with making the stretcher frame and the tray frame that the finished canvas will drop into. The tray frame is hand painted.

Next the canvas is stretched over the stretcher frame. After that, we carefully paint the canvas  edges with several coats of the same paint used on the tray frame, so the they match perfectly. Then we assemble the canvas and frame, put a hanging wire on the back, and attach a Certificate of Authenticity. Finally Neil signs the piece front and back adding the title and edition number.

We use the very best materials, and I would expect my pictures to look exactly the same in 100 years. They won't fade in our lifetime. 



This picture is available as a framed stretched canvas, and comes in two sizes as detailed below. A shipping charge of £35 is added at checkout.

Large Stretched Canvas Framed in a White Tray Frame: £425

Limited Edition of 150

Framed Size 160cm by 44cm (canvas 152cm by 36cm)

XL Stretched Canvas Framed in White Tray Frame: £675

Limited Edition of 50

Framed Size is 203cm by 53cm  (canvas size is 195cm by 45cm)


Canvases can be rolled and shipped abroad unframed. Please get in touch for a quote.

Feel free to call Neil on 07957 473693 with any more questions, or email us at 

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