This lovely landscape rendered in a tapestry of rich colours was painted by Canada’s Pat Service. The town of Mission sits on the north shore of B.C.’s Fraser River which winds its way through a valley. Dark green and black depict the mountains looming in the distance—the valley floor a mix of golden yellow, green, and brown earth—the river a deep sky blue.
“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.