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TOM FORRESTALL

Tom Forrestall
Master Works
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Tom Forrestall - The Darkening Shore
The Darkening Shore
24 x 30 Inches  
acrylic on gessoed panel
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“The Darkening Shore” “Woodpile and Sailboat” “Soling Class” “Moon Rise””Due Back”


As I paint out an idea, many titles come to me. Each opens the idea up in its own way… I leave it to the click here for more...



Tom Forrestall, "Master Works" (Held Over to Oct. 6th)

This significant collection of works dating from the mid 1980's to present includes 22 of Forrestall's signature egg tempera paintings on panel and 17 of his luscious watercolours.

Forrestall, who lives in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia and is now in his 75th year is represented in virtually every major public collection in the Maritime Region, Central Canada and beyond, including solo exhibitions in prominent galleries worldwide. Forrestall is one of the four great Canadian "Atlantic Realist" painters (the others being Mary Pratt, Christopher Pratt and Alex Colville). This is Tom's first major exhibition in Vancouver.

The artist will attend the opening reception and be here to sign copies of his book, "Tom Forrestall, Paintings, Drawings, Writings" by Tom Smart.

In addition, Mr. Forrestall will deliver an artist talk and "painting demonstration" on Saturday, September 17th at 1:00 pm.

There is no fee to attend and guests are welcome.




Tom Forrestall - Winter Beach
Winter Beach
27.5 x 23.5 Inches  
egg tempera on gessoed panel
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“Winter Beach”
The New Year’s weekend for 2010 turned out to be quite an adventure for Diane and I. We reserved a cabin early, little knowing a fierce winter storm with high seas at White Point Lodge click here for more...



Tom Forrestall - Painter At Tide Head
Painter At Tide Head
18 x 48 Inches  
egg tempera on gessoed panel
$40,000 

on back side:

The watercolour painted on site of the head of the tide on the big salmon river moved me to paint this work, but with all my watercolour, that move along to egg tempera paintings, click here for more...



Tom Forrestall - Lost Spoon Found
Lost Spoon Found
7 x 41 Inches  
egg tempera on gessoed panel
$15,000 

“Lost Spoon Found” “Lost…Spoon found” “Missing Spoon” Please give it your own title. “Spoon found in the Shells and Grass”

One must look close to see the spoon. Diane lent me this silver spoon click here for more...



Tom Forrestall - Fog Rolling In, Devil's Island
Fog Rolling In, Devil's Island
6 x 16.25 Inches  
egg tempera on gessoed panel
$8,000 

on back of painting:

“Fog Rolling In, Devil’s Island” “Harbour Entrance” – egg tempera. Tom Forrestall. March 2011.

This painting, size and shape is part of the three done at Hartland’s click here for more...



Tom Forrestall - Alerted Cats
Alerted Cats
24 x 16 Inches  
egg tempera on gessoed panel
$18,000 

“Alerted Cats . . .  Distant Island” Egg Tempera.  April, 2011. The watercolour and drawings for this painting were done in the old St. Paul’s graveyard in Dartmouth, looking out over click here for more...



Tom Forrestall - Couple Near a Lighthouse
Couple Near a Lighthouse
7.5 x 28.5 Inches  
egg tempera on gessoed panel
$15,000 

“Couple Near a Lighthouse”  “Man, Woman and Dog on an Island”  “Devil’s Island Visit”
“Out on the Point”


The shaped panel is a great challenge to tackle, small or click here for more...



Tom Forrestall - Three Spoons Four Feathers
Three Spoons Four Feathers
9.5 x 17 Inches  
egg tempera on gessoed panel
$12,000 

‘Three Spoons Four feathers In Rust And Dirt’, Egg tempera Oct. 09. I started sprinkling on dots, dashes and line with ink and scratching it out. It did not convince me . . . so the studio floor was swept click here for more...



Tom Forrestall - Pine near Grand Lake
Pine near Grand Lake
24 x 30 Inches  
egg tempera on gessoed panel
$25,000 

This pine tree near Grand Lake has attracted me for at least a decade or more. I would drive by it with a long look and expression of interest. “One of these days” I would say to myself, but I wasn’t click here for more...



Tom Forrestall - Basin Road (diptych)
Basin Road (diptych)
24 x 72 Inches  
egg tempera on gessoed panel
$55,000 

“Basin Road’ “The Rotten Wormy Windfalls and the Winter Wood” “Windfalls and Woods”
Egg Tempera Sept. - Oct. - Dec. 2010. Every painting I grapple with is a struggle, a battle to stand still. This click here for more...



Tom Forrestall - Island In Fog
Island In Fog
6 x 20.5 Inches  
egg tempera on gessoed panel
$8,000 

“Island in Fog” egg tempera. April 2011. Tom Forrestall.

Returning to a place that I’ve so often delved into over the years presents interesting revelations. The more I return, the more the click here for more...



Tom Forrestall - Woodpile in Progress
Woodpile in Progress
15 x 22.5 Inches  
watercolour
$4,000 



Tom Forrestall - Wet Day Toys
Wet Day Toys
15 x 22.5 Inches  
watercolour
$4,000 



Tom Forrestall - Boat at Cow Bay
Boat at Cow Bay
15 x 22.5 Inches  
watercolour
$4,000 



Tom Forrestall - Valley November (verso to "Boat at Cow Bay")
Valley November (verso to "Boat at Cow Bay")
15 x 22.5 Inches  
watercolour



Tom Forrestall - Incoming Rain Over Islands
Incoming Rain Over Islands
15 x 22.5 Inches  
watercolour
$4,000 



Tom Forrestall - Pine at Grand Lake
Pine at Grand Lake
15 x 22.5 Inches  
watercolour
$4,000 



Tom Forrestall - Summer
Summer
22.5 x 15 Inches  
watercolour
$4,000 



Tom Forrestall - Wharf Through Weeds (verso to "Summer")
Wharf Through Weeds (verso to "Summer")
15 x 22.5 Inches  
watercolour



Tom Forrestall - Tree, Boundary Line on a Frozen Lake
Tree, Boundary Line on a Frozen Lake
22.5 x 15 Inches  
watercolour
$4,000 



Tom Forrestall - Back Of The Store
Back Of The Store
15 x 22.5 Inches  
watercolour on illustration board
$4,000 



Tom Forrestall - Crane
Crane
15 x 22.5 Inches  
watercolour
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Tom Forrestall - The Watcher
The Watcher
15 x 15 Inches  
egg tempera on gessoed panel
$14,000 

verso: "It is part of my expression to distance myself from reality, this painting is entirely made up...it [is] real in one way and not in another".



Tom Forrestall - Wreck in Fog
Wreck in Fog
7.75 x 6.75 Inches  
egg tempera on gessoed panel
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verso: "Returning to look and see more, this watercolour done in 1980 of a Cape Island boat on the rocks at Delap's Cove. Fog has become very interesting for me as I'm starting a very large painting for click here for more...



Tom Forrestall - Wreck in Fog - closeup
Wreck in Fog - closeup
7.75 x 6.75 Inches  
egg tempera on gessoed panel
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Tom Forrestall - Big Boulder on the Dead Sea
Big Boulder on the Dead Sea
15 x 22.5 Inches  
watercolour
$4,000 



Tom Forrestall - Granite Beach I
Granite Beach I
15 x 22.5 Inches  
watercolour
$4,000 



Tom Forrestall - Granite Beach II
Granite Beach II
15 x 22.5 Inches  
watercolour
$4,000 



Tom Forrestall - Peonies Pose
Peonies Pose
15 x 22.5 Inches  
watercolour
$4,000 



Tom Forrestall - The Rotten Wormy Windfalls
The Rotten Wormy Windfalls
15 x 22.5 Inches  
watercolour
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Tom Forrestall - Three That Were There
Three That Were There
22.5 x 15 Inches  
watercolour
$4,000 



Tom Forrestall - Waiting Canoes
Waiting Canoes
15 x 22.5 Inches  
watercolour
$4,000 



Tom Forrestall - Will and Anne's
Will and Anne's
15 x 22.5 Inches  
watercolour
$4,000 



Tom Forrestall - The Winter Shore
The Winter Shore
24.5 x 48 Inches  
egg tempera on gessoed panel
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Verso:

"The Winter Shore", "Beach in December", "Frozen Beach" Dec 2008/Jan 2009- always give my painting your own title and write me of its whereabouts

Nova Scotia is just about an click here for more...



Tom Forrestall - Above Bear Island
Above Bear Island
7 x 41 Inches  
egg tempera on gessoed panel
$15,000 

“Above Bear Island”

At the mouth of the Bear River, with the Annapolis Basin and the Digby Gut. In the distance and the Bay of Fundy beyond. If one drives east from Digby on the 101, a few kilometers click here for more...



Tom Forrestall - Alone in the Woods
Alone in the Woods
7.75 x 41 Inches  
egg tempera on gessoed panel
$15,000 

“Alone in the Woods” “Stump and Painter” “Alone, Near Grand Lake” Tom Forrestall. Summer ‘06

Painting is a lonely trade. One must look inwards and draw upon their own resources. Whatever they click here for more...



Tom Forrestall - Ocean Fog
Ocean Fog
6 x 20.5 Inches  
egg tempera on gessoed panel
$8,000 

Verso:

“Ocean Fog” “Devil’s Island in fog” “Two bites of the island” Please give it your own title and thereby partake with it. Egg tempera. March 2011. Near home… Tom Forrestall.

This click here for more...



Tom Forrestall - Private Symbols / Arrow and Woodpile / Tracking True
Private Symbols / Arrow and Woodpile / Tracking True
9 x 35.5 Inches  
egg tempera on gessoed panel
$28,000 

The arrow is time, fleeting past so quickly for each of us. Like all of us here and gone. The arrow passes by in silence but for a whisper. The woodpile is us. Here now then gone, the rocks and the field click here for more...



Tom Forrestall - Shades Lost In The Leaves
Shades Lost In The Leaves
15.5 x 15.5 Inches  
egg tempera on gessoed panel
$15,000 

“Shades Lost in the Leaves” “Sunglasses Found” “Lost of Found”…whatever you’re inclined to call it… I’m intrigued by this switch. In the same work…how negative the “Lost” is and how positive the “Found”…the click here for more...



Tom Forrestall - Summerbeach At Night
Summerbeach At Night
6 x 20.5 Inches  
egg tempera on gessoed panel
$8,000 

“Summer Beach at Night” “Night” egg tempera. Tom Forrestall. March 2011.

Painted mostly from imagination, this is a perfect example of starting a painting and not knowing what will happen or click here for more...



Tom Forrestall - Watcher At the Point
Watcher At the Point
6 x 20.5 Inches  
egg tempera on gessoed panel
$8,000 

on back of painting:

“Watcher at the Pointer” “Fog on the Island” “Bird Watcher” egg tempera. Tom Forrestall. March 2011.

in the studio I hit a wall with this shape, so I went back to click here for more...



Tom Forrestall - Hunter in the Long Grass
Hunter in the Long Grass
24.5 x 24.5 Inches  
egg tempera on gessoed panel
$28,000 

I slaved at this painting all summer, it was a struggle all the way. Working on it, leaving for a few days to work on other paintings (I work on 4 or 5 paintings at the same time) always proves to me click here for more...

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