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William Forrestall

 

 

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 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, Coffee in the Present, Reflections on the Past, egg tempera on panel, 20 x 30 in.

COFFEE IN THE PRESENT, REFLECTIONS ON THE PAST (2012)
egg tempera on panel
20 x 30 in.
framed
SOLD


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
$700

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William Forrestall, Old Boxes, acrylic on paper, 11.5 x 16 in.

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

 

William Forrestall, Boxes, acrylic on paper

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

 

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

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

 

William Forrestall, As Before, acrylic on paper

AS BEFORE
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
egg tempera on paper
8 x 9 in.
framed
$450

 

William Forrestall, Look Up, mixed media on paper

LOOK UP
mixed media on paper
8.5 x 7.5 in.
framed
$400

 

 

 

William Forrestall, Look Up, Way Up

LOOK UP, WAY UP
mixed media on paper
16 x 12 in.
framed
$550

 

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


LILY AND SMALL BITS OF HISTORY (2002)
egg tempera on board
16 x 16 in.
framed dimension: 20.5 x 20.5 in.
$1,200

 

 

William Forrestall, Lily I, egg tempera

LILY 1 (2008)
egg tempera
10.5 x 8 in.
framed
$725


William Forrestall, For George and Chris, intaglio etching

FOR GEORGE AND CHRIS
intaglio etching
6 x 7.75 in.
framed dimension: 17 x 21 in.
$200

 

William Forrestall, For Tom and Ester

FOR TOM AND ESTER
intaglio etching
6 x 7.75 in.
framed dimension: 17 x 21 in.
$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.