An urban landscape is recalled and rendered in bold lines and rich colours-- forest green, turquoise, red and white in this minimalist piece by Pat Service. Known as one of Canada’s finest landscape painters, Service has re-interpreted the images of a city crosswalk, directional signs, a hydrant, and a high-rise building in a compelling contemporary grid. Over the years, Service took many road trips across Canada that have provided her with a catalogue of mental pictures that became a series of paintings called: A Road Trip.
“The road trip again becomes an excuse for the fun of putting strange marks, shapes, textures and colours together, to make something no-one has seen before.” 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