Ian Forbes with his abstract painting ' Key West '

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Comments (12)

Argenna on February 15, 2010

Nice to meet you , Ian!

Greetings , Argenna.

Ian Forbes on March 3, 2010

Thanks Argenna.Proud moment!

Jörn KH on October 13, 2010

I'm pleased to meet you! Is it a painting or more a collage? All the best, Jörn

Ian Forbes on October 13, 2010

Nice to meet you too Jörn, 'Key West' was my first attempt at original abstract art. You are partly right as it started life as a small collage which I then went on to paint in acrylic on canvas. I was lucky enough to win the APV Films Watercolour prize with it at the Royal Birmingham Society Of Artists. Ian.

Mário Eloi Castro on October 13, 2010

Very Interesting Painting!

Ian Forbes on October 14, 2010

Thanks Mário, not the best picture of me, though! Ian.

Jörn KH on October 14, 2010

Hello Ian!

My belated best wishes! I tried to find some more information about this competition - but I was unable to get any info about it, wether on the APV- nor on the RBSA-website?

But I did find your blog and I'm deeply impressed by your oeuvre!

There is this painting visible with a bit more in detail, it's very imposing and got its prize quite rightly!

Especially i like the "Cornflowers" (in the bulbous vase), "30's Roses" and "Imagened Landscape". You see, I tend to like more the representational art :)

Affectionate regards, Jörn

Ian Forbes on October 14, 2010

Jörn, clever you! You found my paintings blog and so glad you like some of the pictures there. If you wish to get in touch you can find me at email: painterian2000-panoramio@yahoo.co.uk. This also applies to any of my friends here on Panoramio. Warm regards, Ian.

niki baba on October 14, 2010

Nice to meet you...!!! Ian Forbes

Ian Forbes on October 14, 2010

Nice to meet you too, Julianna.

PerO the Viking G- on April 9, 2012

Nice to meet you, Ian. :-)

I really like your "Key West" painting here.

I found your blog too, and I think your paintings is great. Especially I like the portraits.

"Kate" and "John" is fantastic. :-)

Best wishes,


Ian Forbes on April 9, 2012

Thanks PerO! I still have 'Key West' Kate our Zimbabwean barmaid has moved away and John is my Partner, still alive and kicking. Will go and look at some more of your grand photographs now. All the best,Ian.

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  • Uploaded on January 21, 2010
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    by Ian Forbes
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