Simple Story

More Works By Pat Service Oil On Canvas 2014
16 × 20 in 40.64 × 50.8 cm
17.5 × 21.5 in 44.45 × 54.61 cm

About Simple Story

This minimalist landscape by Canadian artist Pat Service was inspired by the many road trips she has taken over the years. The view down the highway towards a mountain range in the distance is rendered in a striking palette of darker neutrals that contrast beautifully with the pink, mauve and white of the trees lining the road. By paring down a landscape to essential shapes, Service is able to play with colour and re-imagine a traditional subject.

“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.