Across the Water

More Works By Pat Service Acrylic on Canvas 1981
41.5 × 61.5 in 105.41 × 156.21 cm
43 × 63 in 109.22 × 160.02 cm

About Across the Water

In this serene painting by one of Canada’s leading landscape artists, Pat Service deconstructs the elements of a view across a lake in summer. The form is abstracted, and the colours are subtle and neutral…a creamy background gives way to flecks of gold leaves, a rosy coloured flower, a wash of gray-blue water.

“The simple layout and near-abstraction allows me to set up unusual colour juxtapositions. Using glazes and layering the paint over and over again, I seek an intense colour experience.” Pat Service

She acquired a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of B.C. and later studied art at the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland. Service’s work is held in private collections in North America, Britain, Taiwan, Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong.