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An opportunity to study with one of Canada’s pre eminent artists. From his personal experience Tom always begins the development of a new work of art with detailed and explorative drawing and sketching. This course will explore his methodology.
Thomas DeVany Forrestall: C.M., O.N.S., B.F.A. LL.D., RCA
Born in Middleton Nova Scotia, Tom Forrestal , is regarded as one of Canada’s best painters. While influenced by the Magic Realism of east-coast Canadian painters who emerged after the Second World War (Alex Colville, Christopher Pratt, Mary Pratt), Forrestall has been a pioneer who has developed his own unique style which has earned him an international reputation. His work has been exhibited and represented in every major public collection in the Canada’s Maritime region and beyond, as well as in solo exhibitions in many prominent galleries worldwide. His art has been reproduced in numerous histories of Canadian art and is featured in ‘High Realism in Canada’ the 1974 book by Paul Duval. Two monographs on his paintings have been published, ‘Shaped by This Land (1974) and ‘Returning the Favour: Vision For Vision (1992).
Throughout his five-decade career as a professional artist, Tom Forrestall has worked primarily in a representational style, and often in plein air, which he describes as “the most pleasurable side of painting,” he says, “because you go to the real place, mostly outdoors and sit down and you run it through your senses. The place soaks into you in a big way. Out of it comes a certain poetry.”
As an artist, Tom also possesses the ability to convey a depth of emotion in his paintings that challenges, surprises, and is often mesmerizing. “Forrestall likes an edge of mystery in his paintings,” says arts reporter Elissa Bernard, “ … that mystery may be disquieting, whimsical or spiritual but it is always compelling.”
“Wherever you choose to live, you draw the universal out of that area. I create a universal from what’s at hand.”