Blue Lagoon

More Works By Milly Ristvedt, RCA Acrylic on Canvas 1988
42 × 72 in 106.68 × 182.88 cm
43.5 × 73.5 in 110.49 × 186.69 cm

About Blue Lagoon

It is a gorgeous modernist painting. Milly Ristvedt has captured, in vivid colour, and expressive form the wonders of the ‘deep.’ Against a rich blue colour field, ethereal forms and gestural brushstrokes appear to float across the canvas—in green, black, blue, orange, pink and white.

“Painting is my freedom ‘to be’ in the world, to transform what I think and feel about life, to express the essence of things that matter.” Milly Ristvedt

Born in British Columbia, Ristvedt studied at the Vancouver School of Art (now the Emily Carr University) and had her first solo exhibit at the Carmen Lamanna Gallery in Toronto. In the late 1960s, Ristvedt shared a studio with famed Canadian painter Jack Bush, met art critic Clement Greenberg and was inspired by American painters Jules Olitiski and Frank Stella. Her work has been included in many publications. She was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in 2004 and honoured with the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012. She has won seven Canada Council awards and two Ontario Arts Council awards and had over 50 solo exhibitions and been part of countless group shows.

Milly Ristvedt is represented exclusively by Oeno Gallery.