Pat Service’s brightly coloured compositions bring an inspired contemporary dynamic to landscapes. This painting was created following a memorable road trip with a friend called Joan. Here Service has captured the essence of the distinctive blue of Lake Louise in Banff, Alberta—the mountains defined in bright green, yellow, and orange—a pop of white suggests light reflecting off the water. The red marking stands out as a figure walking towards the lake. Over the years many road trips have provided Service with rich mental pictures of the simple beauty of the Canadian landscape.
“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.