Patricia Walsh

Aurora Australis – Southern Lights over Southern Lights, 2015

oil on canvas

60 x 60

From the artist

Some years ago while travelling through Tasmania near Hobart, my companions and I came across this magical vision. There was a profound silence, and this magnificent scene of greens, mauves and indigo, flickering though the night sky and reflecting back into the water. Auroras begin with a solar wind, a stream of electrically charge particles that flow from the sun when this wind interacts with atoms. In the earth’s magnetic field, energy is released in the form of photons, which appear to us a slight. Different atoms create different colours.

Artist background

Born Sydney 1961. Lives and works in NSW. Second Prize in John Villiers Outback Prize,  Broken Hill Regional Gallery 2014. Finalist in Caldera Art, Tweed Regional Gallery 2014; Stanthorpe Art Prize , Queensland 2014; & Castella Art Prize Griffith Regional Gallery 2013 & 2011. 

Represented by Art Aspects Gallery, Lismore, NSW.