Tom Forrestall is one of Nova Scotia’s most illustrious painters. Born in 1936 in the Annapolis Valley, he developed an interest in painting at an early age. He subsequently studied art at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, and Mount Allison University. His principal media are egg tempera and watercolour. A travelling retrospective of his work - “Paintings, Drawings and Writings” - was organized by the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia in 2008. It was accompanied by the publication of a large book written by Tom Smart, Executive Director of the McMichael Collection of Canadian Art. An internationally recognized artist, Tom Forrestall has been the recipient of many important commissions and awards, including the Order of Canada.