Alex Abdilla
Press Release


September 4 – 27, 2008
Artist Reception:  September 4, 2008, 6 – 8 pm

Diane Farris Gallery is pleased to welcome Pat Service, a B.C. landscape painter with a well-established career.

Valleys is a series of colourful, pastoral paintings of the Fraser Valley, Okanagan Valley and Nicola River Valley. With deft and confident brushwork, Service captures the panoramic expanses of farmland, the vast skies and strong contrasts of light and dark between mountains and meadows.              

In the 1960s, Service studied at the Glasgow School of Art and earned a B.A. at the University of British Columbia. In 1972, after living in Eastern Canada, Scotland and Venezuela, she settled permanently in Vancouver.

As well as participating in numerous prestigious artist workshops and residencies across Canada and in New York, she worked alongside other professional artists from across Canada, the US and Britain yearly for more than a decade in the eminent Emma Lake Artist’s Workshop in Saskatchewan. Pat Service was presented in a solo exhibition at the Mendel Art Gallery in 1997. 

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