Minimal in form and bold in colour this is the Black Velvet Series of paintings by Pat Service. A renowned Canadian landscape artist, these abstract images of flora and fauna were inspired by nature’s forms and colours. The colours—green, red, white and blue pop against the velvety black. Striking.
"You know those treasures we can still find in second-hand stores, the paintings painted on real velvet? They gave me the idea of starting with a black canvas, which is the opposite of how I have traditionally worked.” Pat Service
Service 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 and in several museum collections around the world.