Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei coined the name "aurora borealis" in 1619 — after the Roman goddess of dawn, Aurora, and the Greek god of the north wind, Boreas. However, the earliest suspected record of the northern lights is in a 30,000-year-old cave painting in France.
My painting isn’t an attempt to replicate the ancient cave painting. It is an attempt to capture the spectacle, beauty, and unusualness of the phenomenon known as the Aurora Borealis. I hope I’ve been able to do that in some small way.
The Northern Lights, or the Aurora Borealis, are the beautiful dancing waves of light that have captivated people for millennia. Exhibit information for this painting is shown on the HOME page for this posting.