Bold, bright colours and clean lines capture the essence of a setting sun as it slips behind a mountain range. This is one of a series of minimalist paintings that celebrates the ‘road trip’ created by one of Canada’s finest landscape painters, Pat Service. Here, she has re-imagined the traditional form—the mountains appear as an outline on the horizon, the road curves in the foreground. The colour palette is fresh and contemporary—lime green, sunny yellow, bright orange and royal blue. Over the years many road trips across the mountains to the prairies have provided her 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.