Tom Forrestall Art for Evergreen Fundraiser (Updated)

We are excited to announce the Tom Forrestall Art for Evergreen Fundraiser! We will be raffling off two custom-framed, original pieces by local artist, Tom Forrestall. If you’ve ever wanted to add a Forrestall to your collection (or start an art collection!), now is your opportunity!

I seem to have developed an ability to astonish myself. I look at my hands – usually my left hand because I’m drawing with the other one – and I’m astonished by this strange apparatus we all have. It’s so common, but who looks at it that closely?
Tom Forrestall

The two lucky winners will be determined by draw and funds raised from this event will go towards the development of Evergreen House.

The two pieces are Cleaning Up and Distant BoatCleaning Up is an artist’s proof and Distant Boat is a 2018 watercolour painting done in one of Forrestall’s non-traditional shapes. Both pieces are available for viewing at Evergreen House.

Cleaning Up

Distant Boat






Tickets are $5.00 each or five for $20.00 and are available for purchase at Evergreen House and Quaker House. Cash, credit and debit are accepted at Evergreen House.

The winners will be drawn on December 15 during our annual Christmas Cheer and Song event. The first winner will have their choice of art and the second winner will receive the remaining piece. For more information, please contact the Museum at 902-464-2300 or [email protected].

Distant Boat and Cleaning Up hanging in Evergreen House









December 18, 2018: Congratulations to Sandra Scudder and D. Clancey, our lucky winners! Thank you to all who entered.

About the Artist

Thomas Forrestall was born on March 11, 1936 in Middleton, Nova Scotia. Raised in the Annapolis Valley and Dartmouth, he attended Mount Allison University where he studied art with Alex Colville and Lawren P. Harris. He graduated from Mount Allison in 1958.

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 is found in numerous international public, corporate, and private collections including Art Gallery of Nova Scotia; Art Gallery of Ontario and the National Gallery of Canada. It has been exhibited nationally and internationally in numerous solo and group exhibitions.

Tom Forrestall lives and works in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.