The ground of the painting has been gently washed with tones of fallow and beige, enhancing the natural colours of the raw canvas. Three parallel strokes in pale pink, chocolate brown, and cream have been confidently painted on the surface. The glossy nature of the surface paint is in beautiful contrast to the matte ground, creating a soft tension like the memory of a kiss left upon the skin.
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. 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.
About Milly Ristvedt
Canadian, b. 1947, Kimberley, BC, Canada, based in Ontario, Canada