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William Forrestall

 

 

William Forrestall, Three Boxes, three broken bottles, 2015, egg tempera on board, 24 x 47 in

THREE BOXES AND THREE BROKEN BOTTLES (2015)
egg tempera on panel
24 x 47 in.
framed dimension: 28 x 51 in.
$3,500

 

William Forrestall, Study for Three Boxes and Three Broken Bottles, egg tempera on paper, 23 x 34 in.

STUDY FOR THREE BOXES AND THREE BROKEN BOTTLES (2015)
egg tempera on panel
23 x 34 in.
framed
$1,400


William Forrestall, Coffee and Cup Shards, 2015, egg tempera on panel, 16 x 16 in.

COFFEE AND CUP SHARDS (2015)
egg tempera on board
16 x 16 in.
framed dimension: 20.5 x 20.5 in.
$1,200

 

William Forrestall, Box with Eggs and Shards, 2015, egg tempera, 16 x 16 in.

BOX WITH EGGS AND SHARDS (2015)
egg tempera on board
16 x 16 in.
framed dimension: 20.5 x 20.5 in.
$1,200

 

 

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William Forrestall, Three Flowers and the Offerings of Time

THREE FLOWERS AND THE OFFERINGS OF TIME (2002)
egg tempera on panel
22 x 44 in.
framed dimension: 28 x 48 in.
$5,000

 

William Forrestall, Seven by Seven, egg tempera, 22 x 44 in.

SEVEN BY SEVEN (2003)
egg tempera on panel
22 x 44 in.
framed dimension: 28 x 48 in.
$3,500


 


William Forrestall, Study with Shards

STUDY WITH SHARDS (2015)
egg tempera on paper
10 x 14 in.
framed dimension: 16.5 x 20 in.
$500

 

William Forrestall, One and Time, egg tempera

ONE AND TIME (2002)
egg tempera on board
16 x 16 in.
framed dimension: 20.5 x 20.5 in.
$1,200

 

 

William Forrestall, Study for Three Boxes Full

STUDY FOR THREE BOXES FULL (2012)
egg tempera on paper
15.5 x 23.5 in.
framed dimension: 22 x 30 in.
$650

 

William Forrestall, Three Boxes Full, egg tempera on panel, 20 x 35 in.

THREE BOXES FULL (2012)
egg tempera on panel
20 x 35 in.
framed dimension: 24 x 39 in.
$3,000

 

William Forrestall, Study for Coffee in the Present, Reflections on the Past, egg tempera on paper

STUDY FOR COFFEE IN THE PRESENT, REFLECTIONS ON THE PAST (2012)
egg tempera on paper
21 x 30 in.
framed
SOLD

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William Forrestall, New Things in Old Boxes, acrylic on paper

NEW THINGS IN OLD BOXES (2012)
acrylic on paper
11.5 x 16 in.
framed dimension: 18 x 22 in.
$500

 

William Forrestall, Boxes, acrylic on paper

BOXES (2012)
acrylic on paper
11.5 x 16 in.
framed dimension: 18 x 22 in.
$500

 

 

William Forrestall, Three in Blue, egg tempera on paper, 8 x 9 in.

THREE IN BLUE (2012)
egg tempera on paper
8 x 9 in.
framed
$450

 

William Forrestall, Study for Still Life with Grave Offerings

STUDY FOR STILL LIFE WITH GRAVE OFFERINGS (2011)
egg tempera on paper
16 x 24 in.
framed
$800

 

William Forrestall, Two Yellow Roses and Grave Offerings. egg tempera

TWO YELLOW ROSES AND GRAVE OFFERINGS (2007-2008)
egg tempera on panel
23 x 32 in.
framed
$2,900

 

William Forrestall, Sheila and Natalie, egg tempera on panel, 20 x 58 in.

SHEILA AND NATALIE (2010)
egg tempera on panel
20 x 58 in.
framed
$4,200


 

William Forrestall was born in Middleton, Nova Scotia in 1959. He attended Mount Allison University and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Following immediate success in group shows, William dedicated himself to art professionally. He had his first solo exhibition at Gallery 78 in 1987 and has had many shows since in Fredericton, all over New Brunswick, in Halifax, in Saskatchewan and in Los Angeles, California .

William has been the recipient of many grants and in 1994 he was awarded the Brucebo scholarship to study and tour through European art Galleries. Among other important influences in his current work are the Egyptian artifacts and remnants in the Ashmolean museum in Oxford where William spent a summer.

William Forrestall was lucky in finding his specific artistic direction and interest early. The paintings that established his reputation and that have continued to impress his collectors are all characterised by unique vision. He has an ascetic aesthetic in which he strives to create, in his words, “the illusion of a new reality”. This artist's subject is time and the passage of time into history and the preserving of moments. In order to presents this he paints the shapes and textures of objects that interest him in that most basic of compositions: the still life; he juxtaposes objects with varying levels of permanence creating dialogue from the inanimate. William Forrestall presents symmetry and asymmetry as a mechanism of tension in his paintings. He uses tempera because the technique involves subtlety and patient progress: these requirements emphasize the abstract peace of the subject matters. The quantum passage of time is key to William's work. His paintings make the stillness and quiet of his studio available to the viewer eternally.