Artist - Michael Forbes
Michael Forbes, born 1968 in Dingwall, Scotland. Designed poster for London Transport 2000
Michael Forbes had no formal art training, but has been selling paintings since he was seventeen. He secured his first exhibition after winning a competition on a Mars Bar and took up painting full time in 1989. His paintings depict dreamlike scenes from a bizarre, poetic world. Filmmaker and animator Terry Gilliam, who is a client of Forbes, describes his paintings as ‘Surreal, mischievous, wryly sweet... and chockablock with wit and wonder’. Forbes lives and works in Scotland. He has had a number of one-man shows in London and Edinburgh.