Canadian artist Pat Service grew up in the paradise that is British Columbia surrounded by the Rocky Mountains, lush forests, and the ocean at her doorstep. This colourful minimalist painting celebrates the deep blue of the sea and sky divided by the land—a bright yellow raft, a turquoise canoe, the white sail of a boat in the foreground.
“The simple layout and near-abstraction allows me to set up unusual colour juxtapositions. Using glazes and layering the paint over and over again, I seek an intense colour experience.” 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.