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William Forrestall


“Forrestall’s intricate still lives sparkle and hum like crystal … Fredericton-based painter William Forrestall is another quiet marvel … a unique collection of still life paintings … capturing not one perfect instant but thousands” – R.M. Vaughan, National Post

“I do not need a reason to draw but I need a mystery, an idea to explore.” – William Forrestall

Available works range between $1,200 and $4,200

William Forrestall comes from an artistic family abundant with talent. Kinsman Robinson Galleries is pleased to showcase William’s artworks. His father who is Tom Forrestall has passed on his creative and visual talents while leaving William with a very different eye with which to portray his world.

William Forrestall brings a unique vision to his paintings. Following in the tradition of Walter Tandy Murch, William defines and cares for the space around his objects as much as the objects themselves. In this way, his space becomes tangible. William’s compositional and spacial relationships possess a poetic care and balance that one sees comparably in the still lifes by the Italian painter, Giorgio Morandi. I believe that William’s artistic aim is to gently lead the viewer into his world of mysterious objects in a way which makes them worthy of careful consideration.

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia; Canada Council Art Bank; New Brunswick Art Bank; University of New Brunswick; TD Canada Trust.


2015 A Vision of Still Life: Favourite and New. Gallery 78, Fredericton, New Brunswick. 

2015 New and Selected Work. Kinsman Robinson Galleries, Toronto, Ontario. 

2013 The Reflective View. St. Francis Xavier University Art Gallery, Antigonish, Nova Scotia.

2012 New and Familiar. Kinsman Robinson Galleries, Toronto Ontario.

2012 Paper and Panel: Studies and Still Lifes. Gallery 78, Fredericton, New Brunswick. 

2011 Objects for Study. Exhibition /booklaunch, Congress 2011, St. Thomas University Fredericton, New Brunswick. 

2010 William Forrestall Retrospective. Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, New Brunswick.

2010 For Those Have Gone Before. Yellow Box Gallery, St. Thomas University, New Brunswick.

2010 Recent Works. Studio 21 Art Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

2009 William Forrestall, retrospective. New Brunswick Museum, Saint John, New Brunswick.

2009 Focus Works. Peter Buckland Gallery, Saint John, New Brunswick.

2008 Objects for Study. Gallery 78, Fredericton, New Brunswick.

2006 New Paintings. Gallery 78, Fredericton, New Brunswick.

2005 New Works. Gallery 78, Fredericton, New Brunswick.

2005 New and Familiar. City of Saint John Gallery.

2004 Still Life and Landscapes. Studio 21 Art Gallery, Halifax, Nove Scotia.

2004 Still Life Opening. New Brunswick Museum, Saint John, New Brunswick.

2003 Beauty and Myth. Peterson Fine Arts, Toronto, Ontario.

2003 Still Life: A Collection of Paintings. Renaissance College, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick.

2003 Still Looking, Still Life. Studio 21, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

2002 Ancient, Instant Still Life. Peter Buckland Gallery, Saint John, New Brunswick.

2002 Still Life Opening. St. Peter’s College Art Gallery, Saskatchewan.

2002 New Paintings. Studio 21, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

2000 Artifacts of Time. Gallery 78, Fredericton, New Brunswick.

2000 New Works in Egg Tempera. Studio 21, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

2000 Media Market, representing New Brunswick. Los Angeles, California.


2015 Print Makers. Sunbury Shores St. Andrews, New Brunswick.

2014 Mount Allison University Alumni Exhibition.

2014 Teaching Faculty, Sunbury Shores St. Andrews, New Brunswick.

2014 Bearverbrook Art Gallery, The Marcus Collection, Fredericton, New Brunswick.

2013 Kinsmen Robinson Art Gallery, Selected Artists. Toronto, Ontario.

2012 New Brunswick Art. Government House, Fredericton, New Brunswick.

2012 Gallery Artists. Gallery 78 Fredericton, New Brunswick.

2011 CASA Conference Art Exhibition. Fredericton, New Brunswick.

2011 New Space Gallery. St.Thomas University, Fredericton, New Brunswick.

2010 New Works. Studio 21 Art Gallery Halifax, Nova Scotia.

2010 A Family Affair. Peter Buckland Art Gallery, Saint John, New Brunswick.

2010 The Art of Drawing. Gallery 78 Fredericton, New Brunswick.

2009 Peter Buckland Gallery Small Works Exhibition. Saint John, New Brunswick.

2009 Rock, Paper, Scissors. Faculty Exhibition YBG St. Thomas University Fredericton, New Brunswick.

2009 Gallery 78 Group Exhibition, Fredericton, New Brunswick.

2009 Fredericton Arts Alliance Exhibition, City Hall Fredericton, New Brunswick.

2008 Peter Buckland 10th Anniversary Exhibition, Saint John, New Brunswick.

2008 Studio 21 Group Exhibition. Halifax, Nova Scotia. 

2007 Gallery 78 group show. Fredericton, New Brunswick.

2007 Casements Exhibitions. Fredericton City Hall, New Brunswick.

2006 A Tribute to Natalie. Gallery 78, Fredericton, New Brunswick.

2005 Toronto International Art Fair, Kinsman Robinson Gallery, Toronto, Ontario.

2005 Studio 21. Halifax, Nova Scotia. 

2004 Kinsman Robinson Gallery. Toronto, Ontario.

2003 Peterson Fine Art Gallery, December Show, Toronto, Ontario.

2003 The Casement Show. New Brunswick Crafts Council, New Brunswick.

2003 Christmas Show, Gallery 78, Fredericton, New Brunswick.

2003 Vision 20/21. Studio 21, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

2003 Atlantic Canadian Artists a Selection. Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, New Brunswick.

2003 Faith Healers. A Space Gallery/Spin Gallery, Toronto, Ontario.

2002 Four by Three. Gallery 78, Fredericton, New Brunswick.

2002 Group Exhibition. Peter Buckland Gallery, Saint John, New Brunswick.

2001 Recent Additions to the Permanent Collection. Nova Scotia Art Gallery.

2002 Peter Buckland Gallery,Group shows Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

2000 Evidence of Things Unseen, Tynedale College, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario.

2000 Provincial Exhibition, Aitken Bicentennial Exhibition Centre, Saint John, New Brunswick.

Virgil Hammock, “The Reflective Gaze” Vie des Arts, Spring 2015.

Margret Patricia Eaton, “History’s Painting Through Todays Lens” Atlantic Books Today, December 2014.

Kelsey Nevers, “William Forrestall: 6000 Years In The Making” The East, November 2014.

Mike Landry, “Lost and Found” Telegraph Journal , Salon, Saturday May 21, 2011.

Heather McLauglin, “Missing mural to be recreated” Daily Gleaner, front page, Saturday, March 12 2011.

Marty Klinkenberg, “Father –son art” The Telegraph Journal/Salon, Febuary 12, 2011.

Diane Cole, “Finding beauty in the ordinary” HERE magazine, Volume 12 issue 031, January 20-26, 2011.

Karen Ruet, “Forrestall at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery” The Daily Gleaner, November 23, 2010.

Guy Watts, “Much More Than an Artist” The River Region Reporter Saturday, July 10, 2010.

K Mike Landry, “Fred, Forrestall and family” Salon Magazine, The Telegraph Journal  Saturday, May 1, 2010.

Paige Aarhus, “All in the family” Here Magazine ( cover story), April 28- May 5 , 2010.

Kate Wallace, “Subtly animated Objects” Salon Magazine -The Telegraph Journal, December 19, 2009.

Kate Wallace, “Brushes with Greatness” Salon Magazine The Telegraph Journal, October 3 2009.

Tara Chislett, “NB Painter exhibit a Long time Coming” The Aquinian, September 2009.

Kate LeBlanc, “Longstanding tradition” Salon Magazine Salon Magazine, The Telegraph Journal, August 8, 2009.

Kyle Mullin, “City’s diversity on display” The Daily Gleaner, Thursday, July 2, 2009

V Karen Reut, “From Art to Politics” The New Brunswick Reader, December 16, 2006.

RM Vaughan, “Forrestall’s Intricate Still life’s Sparkle and Hum Like Crystal” National Post, November 13, 2004.

Virgil Hammock, “William Forrestall; Beauty and Myth” catalogue essay, published by Maritimes Arts Projects / Broken Jaw Press.

Jack Anderson, “Contemplative Character of Still Life Exhibited” review, Regina Leader Post, February 21, 2002.

Peter J. Larocque, “William Forrestall and the Irrevocable Passage of Time” catalogue essay. Rosemont Art Gallery, Regina Saskatchewan, 2002.

Ray Cronin, “Still-lifes Capture Time and Place” The Daily Gleaner, January 29, 2000.

Ray Cronin, “Still-lifes Seem to Exist in Their Own World” The Daily Gleaner, June 24, 2000.

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