Rich and exuberant large scale abstract painting with raspberry, pink, yellow, marigold and green. The acrylic has been applied to the raw canvas in thin overlapping layers, creating an effect not unlike that of watercolor. The matte quality of the paint on the canvas is in sharp contrast to the glossy strokes of yellow, black and sky blue that were the final note applied.
Milly Ristvedt is an extraordinary Canadian painter of abstraction. When she was only 24 her work was included in the Centennial exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario. The following year her work was featured in the National Gallery, and the year after that, she was selected for prestigious exhibitions in Winnipeg, Paris and Lausanne. She shared a studio for a time with Jack Bush, and was in group exhibitions with many masters of abstraction. Her work is in major public collections - the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, The Musee d'art Contemporain (Montreal), Harvard University, to name just a few. Her work has been included in many publications, including Abstract Painting in Canada (Nasgaard, 2014). She lives and paints in Ontario, Canada. A full CV is available on request.
About Milly Ristvedt
Canadian, b. 1947, Kimberley, BC, Canada, based in Ontario, Canada