A view from a rocky shore towards the sea and endless sky captures the magnificence of the wild BC coast. Canadian artist Pat Service grew up surrounded by the rugged beauty of this landscape. The sky is a mix of sunlit clouds with patches of deep blue; the sea a Caribbean turquoise dotted with green islands—the shoreline defined by brown, black and gray hues.
“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.