Title: Simply appetising by tube and bus
Artisi: Michael Forbes
Published by: London Transport
Size: 1010mm x 635mm (40 x 25 inches) OR 505mm x 760mm (20 x 30 inches)
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.