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As a young man Bellany enthusiastically joined the drink culture that prevailed in Scotland at the time. Too enthusiastically it proved and in 1988, gravely ill, his life was saved by a liver transplant. This was a turning point in his work and since that time the nightmares that haunted his earlier painting have receded to make way for a sunnier vision. Even if some of the earlier ghosts still haunt it they seem more benign.
oil on canvas
H 151 x W 171 cm