MICHAEL FORBES

Michael Forbes is an almost entirely self-taught Pop Surrealist artist, who lives in an isolated area in the north of the Scottish Highlands.

He worked as an assistant to Pop artist Gerald Laing in his youth, from whom he “learned more from…than any art school education could provide.’’

Michael’s paintings are an extraordinary visual record of his thoughts and dreams, often journeying into the subconscious. His work shows a magical and playful, dream-like world laced with humour and pop-culture.

Michael can count a number of celebrities as fans of his work, including Madonna, Ricky Gervais and Terry Gilliam who are both collectors. Michael was selected to paint the Millennium poster for the London Underground, which is on show at the Museum of London Transport. He was also selected to represent the future of animal painting in the 2007 Blue Cross exhibition ''Animals in Art'' opened by the Queen. This show allowed Forbes to exhibit with every major British artist from Gainsborough to Hockney at Sotheby's. He has shown along side all the major Pop artists, including Warhol, Lichtenstein and Indiana at the Opera Gallery exhibition ''In the Mood for Pop'' on New Bond Street London. Michael was the first artist to have a private exhibition of his work at The Club at the Ivy in London, taking over the entire top floor, in an exhibition curated and organised by Terry Gilliam’s daughter Holly. His work is currently on show in New York at Pop Gallery in Manhattan, where he regularly exhibits with artists better known for their music, such as Ringo Starr, Ronnie Wood and most recently Bob Dylan. 

THE PAIN HIDES THE HURT

THE PAIN HIDES THE HURT

30 x 24" Oil on Belgium linen Framed in a 4" black Whistler with an ivory slip £2200

LIFE SUCKS*

LIFE SUCKS*

40 x 30" Oil on Linen Framed in a 4" black Whistler with an ivory slip £4000

CHEESES

CHEESES

30 x 40 " Oil on Belgium Linen Framed in a 4" black Whistler with an ivory slip £4000

DOG

DOG

35 x 32" Oil on canvas Framed in 4" black and gold with an ivory slip £3250

WE ARE NOT SO DIFFERENT YOU AND I

WE ARE NOT SO DIFFERENT YOU AND I

30 x 30" Oil on Belgium Linen Framed in a 4" black Whistler with an ivory slip £2500

A WARMING EARTH

A WARMING EARTH

40 x 40" Oil on Belgium Linen Framed in a 4" black Whistler with an ivory slip £4000

HOLY ALPINE MEADOW BATMAN

HOLY ALPINE MEADOW BATMAN

40 x 40" Oil on Belgium Linen Framed in a 4" black Whistler with an ivory slip £4250

OUTLAWS

OUTLAWS

40 x 40" Oil on Belgium Linen Framed in a 4" black Whistler with an ivory slip £4250

LOOTED POP

LOOTED POP

40 x 40" Oil on canvas Framed in a 4" black Whistler with an ivory slip £4000

ARE YOU LOOKING AT ME?

ARE YOU LOOKING AT ME?

40 x 40" Oil on canvas Framed in a 4" taxi yellow swept frame with a ivory slip £4250

A GOD OF OUR OWN CREATION

A GOD OF OUR OWN CREATION

40 x 40 " Oil on Belgium Linen Framed in a 4" black Whistler with an ivory slip £4250

IT'S JUST A RIDE

IT'S JUST A RIDE

40 x 42" Oil on canvas Framed in a 4" black Whistler with an ivory slip SOLD

LETS DRESS UP

LETS DRESS UP

20 x 30" Oil on canvas Framed in a 4" black Whistler with an ivory slip £2200

ORIGINAL SINNERS

ORIGINAL SINNERS

20 x 30" Oil on canvas Framed in a 4" black Whistler with an ivory slip £1800

HAVE ANOTHER ONE FATTY

HAVE ANOTHER ONE FATTY

35 x 50" Oil on canvas Framed in a 4" black Whistler with an ivory slip £4250

IT'S NOT ADAM AND STEVE... IT'S ADAM

IT'S NOT ADAM AND STEVE... IT'S ADAM

40 x 30" Oil on Belgium Linen Framed in a 4" black Whistler with an ivory slip £3500

DIRTY CITY

DIRTY CITY

40 x 30" Oil on Belgium Linen Framed in a 4" black Whistler with an ivory slip £3500

BAD GIRLS LOVE CAKE

BAD GIRLS LOVE CAKE

40 x 30" Oil on linen Framed in a 4" black Whistler with an ivory slip £3500

Michael Forbes

Michael Forbes

30 x 40" Oil on Belgium linen Framed in a 4" black Whistler with an ivory slip £3500

Michael Forbes

Michael Forbes

STAR TIGER 30 x 30" Oil on canvas Framed in a 4" black Whistler with an ivory slip SOLD

Michael Forbes

Michael Forbes

NATURE 30 x 30" Oil on Linen Framed in a 4" black Whistler with an ivory slip £2800

Michael Forbes

Michael Forbes

MODERN DAY VENUS 40 x 40" Oil on Belgium Linen Framed in a 4" black Whistler with an ivory slip £4250

Michael Forbes

Michael Forbes

PUSSY RIOT 3 40 x 40" Oil on Belgium Linen Framed in a 4" black Whistler with an ivory slip £4000

Michael Forbes

Michael Forbes

LIBERTY APE 30 x 30" Oil on Belgium linen Framed in a 4" black Whistler with an ivory slip £2800

Michael Forbes

Michael Forbes

RESIST 40 x 30” Oil on Linen Framed in a 4" black Whistler with an ivory slip £3500

Michael Forbes

Michael Forbes

DON'T GAIN THE WORLD BUT LOSE YOUR SOUL 40 x 40 " Oil on Belgium Linen Framed in a 4" black Whistler with an ivory slip £4250

FORGETME NOT

FORGETME NOT

50 x 28" Oil on Linen Framed in a 4" black Whistler with an ivory slip £4500

PUNK

PUNK

40 x 30 inches Oil on canvas SOLD

WHEN WE WERE KINGS

WHEN WE WERE KINGS

40 x 30 inches Oil on canvas SOLD

BADBOY

BADBOY

BADBOY 50 x 40 inches Oil on canvas £3000

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