SHINE A YELLOW LIGHT is a portrait of Pat Cronin set against the backdrop of a Nillumbik Shire dusk and the scene combines three of his favourite songs: Yellow/Coldplay, We Built This City/Starship and You’ll Be in My Heart/Phil Collins.

The colours are a nod to his footy team, Richmond FC.; Melbourne’s city skyline twinkles in the distance; the stars, tree and boundary fence glow yellow-gold; and his shirt is patterned with hearts. A silhouette of an owl sits in the tree. “Be Wise,” he hoots. The rural gates are the threshold between the old world and new world, marking both the end and beginning of the journey.

Shine a Yellow Light

Acrylic on canvas

76 x 50.5cm (30 x 20”)

January 2021

Available to purchase at ‘Be Wise’ art exhibition and fundraiser presented by Pat Cronin Foundation, 10 April – 1 May 2021, at Montsalvat, 7 Hillcrest Avenue, Eltham VIC 3095. For more information visit