I've been looking into some alaskan art recently. My search has sort of been all over the place consisting of Native American art as well as those who are professionally trained. These two paintings of the aurora borealis really caught my eye. Personally, I feel that it's rare for an artist to capture this natural phenomenon without it looking overly dramatic and cheesy but there is something about these that is very genuine. I have this idea in my head of the Alaskan wilderness being a very quiet place. These paintings are quiet to me.
(Byron Birdsall - "Aurora")
(Sydney Lawrence - "Northern Lights" - A print of this actually hangs above Maurice's mantle in Northern Exposure.)