Pat Service

Selected Works

Biography

Born

1941: Port Alberni, British Columbia

Education

1966–1967: Glasgow School of Art, Scotland

1959–1963: Bachelor of Arts Degree, University of British Columbia

Awards

1993: The Commemorative Medal for the 125th Anniversary of Confederation

Selected Exhibitions

2016: Totems, Scott Gallery, Edmonton AB

2016: Abstract Landscapes, Nikola Rukaj Gallery, Toronto ON

2016: LESS & MORE, The Gallery/art placement, Saskatoon SK

2015: Round About Midnight: New Paintings from Pat Service, Newzones
          Gallery of Contemporary Art, Calgary AB

2014: Pat Service: Painting This Place, 3 Decades, Art Gallery at
          Evergreen, Coquitlam BC

2013: Nests and Trees, 2 ARTIST SHOW, The Reach Gallery Museum,
          Abbotsford BC

2013: Colour Tree Painting, Michael Gibson Gallery, London ON

2013: Paint, Nikola Rukaj Gallery, Toronto

2011: Connections and Variations, Art Placement, Saskatoon SK

2010: Regard and Other Paintings, Scott Gallery, Edmonton AB

2009: In My View, Grand Forks Art Gallery, Grand Forks BC

2008: Valleys, Diane Farris Valley, Vancouver BC

2008: Lake Series, Gallery One, Toronto ON

2005: Lakeside, The Gallery/Art Placement Inc, Saskatoon SK

2005: Summer Lake Series, Newzones Gallery, Calgary AB 

2004: Alberta Summer, The Scott Gallery, Edmonton AB

2004: Form & Figure: Transitions 1980-2004, Buschlen-Mowatt, Vancouver BC

2004: Recent Acquisitions, The Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon SK

2003: Conduit, Gallery, Toronto, ON 
          (part of the Water Project by the Ontario Society of Artists)

2002: My Favourite Vancouver, Buschlen-Mowatt Annex, Vancouver BC

2002: My British Columbia, Buschlen-Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver BC

2001: Land and Water, Scott Gallery, Edmonton AB

2001: New Paintings, Gallery One, Toronto ON

2001: Sun Coast, Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art, Calgary AB

2002: The Canadian Collection at Kananaskis - the G8 Summit, Calgary AB

2001: Ballachey, McAvity and Service, Art Placement Inc., Saskatoon SK

2001: Clement Greenberg - a Critic's Collection, Portland Art Museum OR

2001: Reunion, Gallery 1248, Victoria BC

2001: Landscape x 9, Newzones Gallery, Calgary AB

2000: Crossroads, Buschlen-Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver BC

2000: West to East, Gallery on the Bay, Hamilton ON

1999: Fields of Gold, The Scott Gallery, Edmonton AB

1998: New Work, Gallery One, Toronto ON

1998: Pat Service Landscapes, Buschlen-Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver BC

1998: The Manitoba Workshop, Wasagaming Arts Centre, Winnipeg MB

1997: The Canadian Collection at APEC ‘97 , Vancouver, BC

1997: Jonathan Forrest & Pat Service, The Gallery/Art Placement, Saskatoon SK

1997: PAT SERVICE Out of the Ordinary: Paintings, Monoprints and Watercolours 1986–1996, The Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon SK

1996: Kathleen Laverty Gallery, Edmonton, AB

1996: Rediscovering the Landscape of the Americas, Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe; The Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX; The Western Gallery, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA; The Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester, NY; The Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, SC

1996: Painters on Site, The Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK

1996: Inner Landscapes: Sixteen by One, Gallery One, Toronto, ON

1996: A Perspective on Drawing, Triangle Gallery of The Visual Arts, Calgary, AB

1995: Lineart (Buschlen-Mowatt), Ghent, Belgium

1995: Gallery One, Toronto, ON

1995: Wallack Galleries, Ottawa, ON

1994: Art Asia (Buschlen-Mowatt), Hong Kong

1994: Tresors D'Art, Buschlen-Mowatt, Singapore

1994: Reflecting Paradise, Selections from the
         Collection of the University of Lethbridge
, Calgary, AB

1994: Recent Acquisitions, The Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK

1994: New Trends, Art Hong Kong, Buschlen-Mowatt, Hong Kong

1993: The Triangle Artists' Workshop Benefit Show, Lorraine Kessler Gallery,
           Poughkeepsie, NY

Collections

Air Canada, Montreal, QC
American Express, Toronto, ON
Art Robe Limited, Tokyo, Japan
Bauman & Freedman, Toronto, ON
Baycrest Hospital Centre, Toronto, ON
Campney and Murphy, Vancouver, BC
Canpotex, Saskatoon, SK
Canada Council, Art Bank
Canada Trust, Toronto, ON
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Vancouver, BC
Crown Life/Crownx Collection, Toronto, ON
Dannon Yogurt, New York, NY
Deloitte, Haskins, Sells; Toronto, ON
Dept. of External Affairs, Ottawa, ON
Dominion Management, Vancouver, BC
Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, AB
Endeavour Financial, Vancouver, BC
Ernst & Whinney, Vancouver, BC
Fairley Erker, Edmonton, AB
Fairwater Capital, Toronto, ON
Financial Post, Toronto, ON
First City Trust, Vancouver, BC
First Marathon Securities, Halifax, NS
Gornitzki, Thompson, Little; Toronto, ON
The Granite Club, Toronto, ON
Harper, Grey, Easton; Vancouver, BC
Joe Fortes Restaurant, Vancouver, BC
Ladner Downs, Vancouver, BC
Law Reform Office, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
Lawrence and Shaw, Vancouver, BC
Lawson Lundell, Vancouver, BC
Lehigh Valley Hospital Centre, Allentown, PA
Leighton Foundation, Calgary, AB
Lindsay Kenney, Vancouver, BC
MacKimmie Matthews, Calgary, AB
Marsh & McLennan, Toronto, ON
Marsh & McLennan, Vancouver, BC
Melcor Developments, Edmonton, AB
The Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK
McLean Hunter, Toronto, ON
Monsanto, Toronto, ON
Neuman Thompson, Edmonton, AB
Nissho Iwai, Vancouver, BC
Panevino Restaurant, New Jersey
Philip and Muriel Berman Museum, Ursinus College, PA
Phillips, Hager and North, Vancouver, BC
Clement Greenberg Collection, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
Reed Stenhouse, Vancouver, BC
Royal Canadian Mint, Ottawa, ON
Royal Trust, Toronto, ON and Vancouver, BC
Seaboard Life Insurance, Vancouver, BC
Sharecom Industries, AB
Sun Life Center, Toronto, ON
Sunnybrook Health Centre, Toronto, ON
Surreal Holdings, Toronto, ON
Tanton Mitchell, Vancouver, BC
Texaco Canada Resources, Calgary, AB
Telus, Edmonton, AB and Vancouver, BC
Thorsteinssons, Toronto, ON and Vancouver, BC
The Toronto Sun, Toronto, ON
Touche Ross, Los Angeles, CA and Vancouver, BC
Triangle Trust, New York, NY
University of Lethbridge, AB
Waterfront Centre Hotel, Vancouver, BC
West Coast Transmission, Vancouver, BC
Westburne Corporation, Montreal, QC
Xerox Canada, Toronto, ON

Also included in many private collections in Canada, the United States, Britain, Taiwan, Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong.

Artist Statement

Pat Service, one of Canada's leading landscape artists, employs a magical use of colour in the production of buoyant, vibrant, atmospheric paintings. An empathic relationship with nature is reflected in these works. It is the essence of an environment that Pat is intent on portraying, not the specifics. Combining thin washes of pale colour punctuated with saturated colour and an active graphic element; she achieves maximum expression with minimal means.