Impending Orange

More Works By Milly Ristvedt, RCA Acrylic on Canvas 1986
60 × 95 in 152.4 × 241.3 cm
61.5 × 96.5 in 156.21 × 245.11 cm

About Impending Orange

For Milly Ristvedt, colour is the key to expression in her beautiful abstract paintings. With this piece, the background colour transitions from a pale orange through to deep orange and shades of black. Gestural brushstrokes of green, blue, and white add contrast and visual interest. Simply gorgeous.

“The general direction (for my artwork)…. was gradually moving from the visceral energy of the paintings begun in 1975, to a more meditative or cerebral state.” 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.