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TOM FORRESTALL: In Reasonable Shape – Paintings and Watercolours

Seeing builds Vision – Vision builds Creativity – Creativity builds Passion – Art is born! Is it easy? No! It’s damn hard work!                                                                                                                                                                            

– Tom Forrestall


On Saturday, March 24th, Mira Godard Gallery is pleased to open an exhibition of paintings and watercolours by TOM FORRESTALL. The artist will be in attendance.

TOM FORRESTALL has long been considered one of Canada’s most important painters. His mystical and transcendent egg tempera paintings and watercolours resonate with collectors all over the world.

FORRESTALL was born in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia in 1936 and studied with Alex Colville and Lawren P. Harris at Mount Allison University, graduating in 1958.

Throughout his career, Forrestall has received many awards and honours including Member of the Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts (1973), Order of Canada (1986), the 125th Anniversary of Canada Medal (1992) and the Order of Nova Scotia (2007).

TOM FORRESTALL’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in numerous solo and group exhibitions including Art Gallery of Nova Scotia; Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, New Brunswick; Canada House, London, U.K.; Hungarian National Museum, Budapest; McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, Ontario (retrospective); National Gallery of Canada; National Museum of Art Romania, Bucharest.

His work is found in numerous international public, corporate, and private collections including
Art Gallery Hamilton; Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Art Gallery of Ontario; Beaverbrook Art Gallery; Dalhousie Art Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia; Hungarian National Museum, Budapest; Musée d’Art Contemporain, Montréal; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, New Brunswick; Winnipeg Art Gallery; City of Toronto; Irving Oil; McCain Foods, Rideau Hall, Ottawa; RBC Financial Group; Scotiabank, and Via Rail.

TOM FORRESTALL lives and works in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. He is represented exclusively by Mira Godard Gallery.

To arrange an interview with the artist, or for more information, please contact the gallery at (416)-964-8197, via email, or visit:

Mira Godard Gallery

Tel: 416-964-8197
Fax: 416-964-5912

22 Hazelton Avenue
Toronto, ON, M5R 2E2

Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Established in 1962, Mira Godard Gallery is one of Canada’s largest commercial art galleries with three floors of exhibition space featuring paintings, sculpture, and works on paper, including original prints and photographs.

Mira Godard Gallery focuses on contemporary Canadian and international art. We are proud to represent major artists who have won distinction here and abroad. Many of the works which have been shown in the Mira Godard Gallery have become part of the permanent collections of public galleries, museums and corporations.

For five decades, Mira Godard Gallery has worked directly and discreetly with corporate and private collectors in building collections, providing appraisals and buying and consigning works for re-sale.

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