Southern Light is a series of paintings celebrating the unique light and beauty of Antarctica. Hannah Blackmore depicts this isolated environment through her indirect experience as the partner of an Antarctic expeditioner, and shares why we need to protect this natural wonder of the world.
Southern Light is intended to increase public awareness of the beauty of Antarctica, and the important work that takes place to protect this unique environment.
“I have not been to Antarctica. However, it has become an important part of my life over the past ten years. I have been married for ten years, and my husband has spent a third of that time in Antarctica. It has become part of our relationship, and we also have a close circle of friends who visit Antarctica regularly. It is a place I have developed a strong connection to, through my indirect experience as an artist.
As a painter, I am drawn to colour and light, and the light of Antarctica is something I have found captivating in the images I have seen. I have created a series of semi-abstract landscapes depicting the natural beauty of Antarctica, to show the importance of taking care of our Antarctic legacy. I do hope to travel to Antarctica one day, and capture the beauty I see with paint. For now, I shall share my interpretation and experience through the people in my life with you.”
– Hannah Blackmore