Tom Forrestall: 35 Days in Israel, February 1st -28th, watercolour paintings on paper

Opening reception Wednesday, February 6th 7pm – 9pm. Nova Scotia Archives, 6016 University Ave. Halifax. See group program information below.

Painted in Israel in the Fall of 2010, 35 Days in Israel is famed Canadian artist Tom Forrestall’s series of 24 watercolour paintings on paper. The exhibit will be on display for public viewing from February 1st -28th in the Chase Art Gallery of the Nova Scotia Archives, 6016 University Ave. Halifax. Admission is free.

Group Programs: During the month of February, community groups and students are invited to attend a gallery talk with the artist. Community organizations, teachers and school administrators, please contact Patrick, Atlantic Jewish Council, 422-7491 ext.221, to schedule a date and time.


Artist’s Introduction: Watercolour has been with me since my earliest days of painting and has always been the most enjoyable side of my painting experience; allowing me to work while I travel throughout my own country and abroad. Working on site has a way of turning on all my senses and allows me to capture not only the visual experience but the spirit of the place as well.

The paintings are rooted in the great English watercolour tradition of painters such as J.M.W. Turner, John Constable and John Sell Cotman. Drawing inspiration from these masters and from the wondrous countries through which I travel I find myself forever a student.

“The watercolours I did in Israel are, I feel, some of my finest efforts. I was honoured and delighted for the opportunity to work and travel throughout this beautiful country. The sights and people of the land will continue to inspire me for years to come. I would like to thank all the people who assisted me in this project including my son Frank for accompanying me and documenting our marvelous journey and a special thanks to the Atlantic Jewish Council and Jon Goldberg for having faith in my work and guiding this project from its inception.” Tom Forrestall, March 2011


Purchase Informaion: Each original watercolour painting is sold for $4,100. and comes framed, there is an additional charge for delivery. Please contact Jon Goldberg, Executive Director, Atlantic Jewish Council, for information regarding purchase: or (902) 422-7491 ext. 222.

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