Matte black offers a striking background for this abstract painting by Pat Service. Bright orange and white flowers pop against the black as several other floral shapes in muted shades offer contrast. Service is a colourist and using glazes and layers of paint she maximizes the intensity of colour.
“Living close to nature for the first 12 years of my life indelibly imprinted on me an identity with trees, fields, creeks, lakes, dirt, rocks, the sun, the sky, gardens, plants, flowers, roads, and so on. Every time I start a new painting I am attempting to honour and seal that connection.” 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.