Pat Service’s expressive, colourful landscapes are a faithful homage to the land she grew up in. Nicola Lake was formed by ancient glaciers and winds its way through the hilly wilderness of south-central British Columbia. On a fishing trip with friends, Service captured a panoramic view--the deep blue of the lake framed by dry, earthy hills, a few farmhouses, and golden fields. The painting style is more ‘traditional and somewhat impressionistic’—the kind of work Service did through the mid 1980’s to the early 2000’s.
“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.