Pat Service: A Larger Silence
This new series of landscape paintings from Vancouver artist Pat Service represents both a road trip and a shift in palette. Hills, mountains and highways are rendered in gently fl owing forms and subtle earth tones – and a deep, embracing silence is evoked. Clouds drift across the sky and haystacks occasionally dot the landscape as Service recalls, in her painting studio, the shapes and shades encountered on her journey. “Colour, line, texture and composition are the players,” she writes in her statement.